The offense was initially provided by Marwin Gonzalez's two-run double to give his team the lead, while Alex Bregman went deep for a second straight game. The Astros now have five home runs over the first two games, Francisco Lindor went deep for the Indians, who have not been able to get their stars going. The combination of Jose Ramirez, Edwin Encarnacion, and Josh Donaldson have gone 1-for-22, as they are just 6-for-60 as a team in the series.
After ranking second in the majors with a .259 team average, the Indians have put up just three runs in the two games combined, and have already used three of their top starters, as Trevor Bauer came in out of the bullpen on Saturday. The starter-turned-reliever for this game gave up Bregman's homer in the seventh, which extended the Astros' lead to the final score. The series will shift to Cleveland for Game 3 on Monday afternoon.
The other ALDS is a little more competitive, as expected, as the New York Yankees evened their series with the Boston Red Sox by earning a 6-2 victory. Aaron Judge went deep for a second straight night, while Gary Sanchez added a long ball, giving the Yankees their first Postseason win over the Red Sox in the past six contests.
Masahiro Tanaka pitched well over five innings, striking out four and allowing three hits to earn the win, as the Yankees continued the struggles of David Price. The left-handed starter dropped to 0-9 in his playoff career, which spans 10 starts, and he did not get out of the second inning after giving up three runs on three hits and two walks. The win is huge for the Yankees side of things, as they need two home wins to advance and they are 7-0 at Yankee Stadium over the past two Postseasons.
Judge's home run gave him one in three straight playoff games, dating back to last Postseason, as this one traveled 445 feel over the Green Monster. It was the longest home run of this year's playoffs, until Sanchez cleared the Green Monster and in to the parking lot. Xander Bogaerts went deep for Boston for the only blemish against the Yankees' starter. Andrew McCutchen drove in a run with a single in the win for New York, as the Yankees will host Games 3 and 4 on Monday and Tuesday nights.