Boston faces Houston in Game 3 of ALCS

October 18, 2021 GMT

Houston Astros (95-67, first in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (92-70, second in the AL East)

Boston; Monday, 8:08 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Jose Urquidy (0-0, 3.62 ERA, .98 WHIP, 90 strikeouts) Red Sox: Eduardo Rodriguez (0-1, 4.74 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 185 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -119, Astros +102; over/under is 9 runs

ALCS: Series tied 1-1

BOTTOM LINE: Eduardo Rodriguez and Boston will play Houston in Game 3 of the ALCS.

The Red Sox were 49-32 in home games in 2021. Boston has a team on-base percentage of .372 this postseason, Kike Hernandez leads them with an OBP of .514, including nine extra base hits and nine RBIs.

The Astros were 44-37 on the road in 2021. Houston has a team slugging percentage of .447 this postseason, Carlos Correa leads them with a mark of .667, including three extra base hits and five RBIs.

The Red Sox won the last meeting 9-5. Nathan Eovaldi earned his second victory and Rafael Devers went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs for Boston. Luis Garcia registered his first loss for Houston.

TOP PERFORMERS: Devers leads the Red Sox with 77 extra base hits and is batting .281.

Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with 70 extra base hits and 92 RBIs.

LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 5-5, .255 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs

Astros: 4-6, .222 batting average, 5.09 ERA, outscored by 15 runs

INJURIES: Red Sox: Phillips Valdez: (covid-19).

Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Andre Scrubb: (shoulder), Rafael Montero: (shoulder), Tyler Ivey: (undisclosed), Luis Garcia: (knee), Kent Emanuel: (elbow), Pedro Baez: (shoulder), Freudis Nova: (knee), Taylor Jones: (covid-19).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.