No controversy this time: Mookie Betts robs Alex Bregman in ALCS Game 5

Mookie Betts left nothing open to debate this time around.

The Boston Red Sox right fielder robbed Houston Astros slugger Alex Bregman of at least extra bases, and potentially a home run in Boston’s 4-1 victory in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. And this time there was absolutely no need for a review.

Upon first look, the play looked eerily similar to the controversial Jose Altuve would-be home run in Game 4. This time, Betts had more room to operate. He didn’t have to reach into the stands at Minute Maid Park in his attempt to haul in this baseball, but he still had to make a spectacular play to complete the catch.

Also note the fans closest to the action. They clearly didn’t want any part of the headlines this time around.

Betts’ great grab prevented the Astros from starting a rally and cutting into Boston’s then 4-0 lead in the sixth inning.

David Price had been rolling to that point with a career-high nine strikeouts in a postseason game. Price was able to successfully complete six scoreless innings, lining him up for his first career postseason win.

As for Bregman and the Astros, this capped what was a tough run of luck during the ALCS. It was Bregman who was also robbed of a potential game-tying or even game-winning hit by Andrew Benintendi on the final out of Game 4. The Red Sox won each of the last four games to clinch their first World Series berth since 2013.

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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: David Price #24 of the Boston Red Sox reacts in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Tony Kemp #18 of the Houston Astros leaps but is unable to make the catch on a Mitch Moreland #18 of the Boston Red Sox double in the sixth inning during Game 5 of the ALCS at Minute Maid Park on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Loren Elliott/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros reacts in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Tony Kemp #18 of the Houston Astros watches a three-run home run by Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox (not pictured) in the sixth inning during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after hitting a three run home run during the sixth inning of game five of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on October 18, 2018 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after hitting a three-run home run in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with Mookie Betts #50 at the dugout after hitting a three-run home run in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: David Price #24 of the Boston Red Sox reacts during the sixth inning of game five of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on October 18, 2018 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros reacts in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Red Sox Mookie Betts catches Astros Alex Bregman fly ball in the sixth inning. Houston Astros hosted Boston Red Sox in Game Five of ALCS at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Oct. 18, 2018. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox makes a leeping catch at the wall against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning of Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 18: David Price #24 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after striking out Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros (not pictured) to end the sixth inning during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Houston Astros' Jose Altuve reacts after flying out to end the eighth inning in Game 5 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel celebrates with catcher Christian Vazquez winning the baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
The Boston Red Sox celebrate after winning the baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. Red Sox won 4-1. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
The Boston Red Sox celebrate after winning the baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. Red Sox won 4-1. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
The Boston Red Sox celebrate after winning the baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. Red Sox won 4-1. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
The Boston Red Sox pose for a picture after winning the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. Red Sox won 4-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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