Valdez Provides Steady Hand In Game 5

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Framber Valdez provided the pitching tonic the Astros desperately needed in game 5 of the ALCS.  Houston’s lefty went 8 innings on Wednesday night, only allowing 3 hits to the Red Sox.  The 27 year old is only the 2nd pitcher to last a minimum of 8 innings at Fenway Park in the postseason, and give up 3 hits or fewer, the first?  Bob Gibson during game 7 of the 1967 World Series.  The Astros take control of the series,  and head back to Minute Maid Park to try and close out Boston Friday night, first pitch is slated for 7:08pm eastern time.