Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez celebrates in the dugout after the eighth inning in Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Boston.

2021 MLB Playoffs

Framber Valdez goes 8 innings as Astros beat Red Sox 9-1 for 3-2 ALCS lead

Posted on · The Astros lefty was perfect through four, took a two-hit shutout into the seventh and became the first pitcher in the 2021 postseason to finish eight innings on Wednesday.