Astros hammer Chris Sale, Red Sox to open ALDS

HOUSTON — The better team won.

And yesterday, the Houston Astros weren’t just a little bit better than the Red Sox.

They were miles better. Galaxies better. Light years better.

Game 1 of the American League Division Series went to the heavy favorites, who toppled the Sox in an 8-2 game that will test the mettle of John Farrell’s team.

It all started with Chris Sale, who was served an ice cold introduction to playoff baseball, giving up seven runs for just the second time this...

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