On October 9, 2017 — In the ALDS, Houston eliminates Boston with a 5 – 4 win in Game 4. Boston takes a 3 – 2 lead in the 5th on a two-run homer by Andrew Benintendi off Justin Verlander, making the first relief appearance of his career. In the 8th, Alex Bregman ties it with a solo homer off Chris Sale, also making an unexpected relief outing, before Carlos Beltran drives in the go-ahead run with a single off closer Craig Kimbrel.
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