What a start in the American League Division Series as the Houston Astros took a decisive game 1 beating the Boston Red Sox 8-2 yesterday.

MLB Batting Champion Jose Altuve slugged 3 homers, one in each of the 1st, 5th and 7th innings to help power the Astros to a big game 1 win in the best-of-5 series. The outstanding performance marked the 10th time a player has hit 3 homers in a playoff game, the first since 2012.

Starting pitcher Justin Verlander went 6 innings and improved to 6-0 since joining the Astros in a trade with Detroit.

Red Sox starter Chris Sale, who is the league's strikeout leader, went 5-plus innings and gave up 7 runs in his playoff debut.

The Astros hope to use a 1-2 punch with Dallas Keuchel starting game 2 today at 1 o'clock in Houston.

Go Astros!

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