The American League Divisional Series between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros (HOU 8, BOS 2 F) didn't get through half an inning before someone departed with an injury. Red Sox designated hitter Eduardo Nunez had to be carried off the field following his first-inning groundout to third base. Nunez re-aggravated his previous knee injury, per the Astros' radio broadcast. His availability for the series had been in doubt due to an injured knee that had limited him to one appearance since early September.