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    The Astros are up 1-0 in the American League Championship Series after aCleveland Indians Cool Base Navy Jersey 7-2 win over the Red Sox in Game 1 on Saturday.Justin Verlander gave up two runs in six innings of work while a bullpen of Ryan Pre sley, Lance McCullers Jr. and Collin McHugh held Boston scorele s over the final three frames.Houston sends out Gerrit Cole to pitch Game 2 on Sunday while the Red Sox counter with David Price.Three takeaways from ALCS Game 1Alex Bregman wants in the Joe Kelly Fight ClubJoe Kelly became a cult hero earlier this season when he plunked then-Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin during a game sparking a brawl on the field between baseball's two most bitter rivals. Alex Bregman doesn't care about Kelly's cache and fandom. He'll take on anyone.So, after Kelly gotBregman with a fastball in Game 1 on Saturday, the Astros third baseman wasn't happy. Then, when he scored on a Carlos Correa Trevor Bauer 2018 MLB All-Star Game Jersey RBI single,he was livid.Bregman was seen staring downKelly after he cro sed the plate and the Red Sox relieverdidn't backdown. There are at least three games left in this series. This could get interesting.As Alex Bregman cro sed home plate Joe Carter 1986 Collection Practice Jersey with the go-ahead run, he stared at Joe Kelly (and may have said something to him, hard to tell from the pre s box); same toward the Red Sox dugout. Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 14, 2018ALCS Lance McCullers Jr. is the breaking ball kingIn the 2017 ALCS against the Yankees, Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. was used in relief in Game 7 and made waves by ending the game with 24 straight curveballs. Maybe it's an ALCS thing, as McCullers was called upon in the eighth inning and once again didn't throw a single fastball.But McCullers didn't throw all curveballs, as he dropped in a few 89-mph changeups, but about 95 percent of the Tyler Naquin Jersey pitches he threw were of the hammer variety and the Red Sox didn't prove they could hit it.Throw it until they prove it. Boston didn't dothat,so McCullers mowed them down.The Astros may have a new set-up man.Eduardo Nunez may have given himself the bootEduardo Nunez is in Boston's lineup because of his defense. However, his glove betrayed him more than once Saturday, as Nunez let a fieldable ball go under his glove on a two-run single by Francisco Lindor Youth Navy Jersey George Springer in the second inning. He would later add an error as well.Nunez could see himself benched for Rafael Devers soon if his defense doesn't get better.Devers may have gotten the start in Game 2 anyway, because Gerrit Cole was getting the start, but he didn't get the call against a righty in Justin Verlander in Game 1, so it probably wasn't set in stone he would be at third base.However, Nunez's performance may have just set it in stone.
     

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