BOSTON (CBS) — What a dud. The once powerful Red Sox offense has gone missing, and Boston is now on the brink of elimination in the ALCS. The Red Sox bats mustered just three hits in Wednesday night’s 9-1 loss to the Astros, giving the Fenway Park crowd very little to cheer for in Game 5. The Boston offense made Houston starter Framber Valdez look like a Cy Young winner, as he needed just 93 pitches to shut down the Red Sox for eight innings. He allowed only one run in his dominant outing, just five nights after Boston chased him after just 2.2 innings in Game 1.