Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros had plenty of remarkable moments, including a controversial fan interference call in the first inning, but its ending was perhaps the most spectacular. Down by two runs in the bottom of the ninth, the Astros managed to load the bases with two outs against Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel (who came in late in the eighth, and was up over 30 pitches at this point), and Alex Bregman came up to bat. And Bregman made good contact with the first pitch, and it looked like it would fall for a hit that would score at least one run…until an amazing diving catch from left fielder Andrew Benintendi.
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That’s a remarkable play, especially given the stakes. If Benintendi misses on that dive, the ball’s going to the wall and the Astros are at least tying and possibly winning the game. And he didn’t get this ball by much. But he managed to get there and make the catch, preserving an 8-6 win for the Red Sox and giving them a 3-1 lead in this series. They’ll have a chance to close it out in Game 5 Thursday.
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