The Houston Astros will welcome the Boston Red Sox for three games at Minute Maid Park this weekend. The Astros schedule will see the two teams meet this weekend for the first time this season. The Red Sox schedule will have the team not have the team play at home again until August. The season average for Astros tickets on the secondary market is $66.82, but each game will have an average price above that number. The series as a whole will be 24.6% above the season average.
7/11 – John Lackey vs Scott Feldman | Avg. Price: $95.07 | Get-in Price: $34
The series begins tonight when Scott Feldman gets the nod for the Astros and will face Red Sox pitcher John Lackey. The average price for Astros vs Red Sox tickets is $95.07, the highest of the series at 42.5% above season average, with a get-in price of $34. Feldman enters Friday night’s game with a 4-5 record and 3.86 ERA while Lackey has been impressive, posting a 9-6 record and 3.84 ERA under a Boston offense that has struggled all season long.
7/12 – Jake Peavy vs TBA | Avg. Price: $74.76 | Get-in Price: $18
The second game of the series will feature Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy against an Astros pitcher to be named later. The average price for Saturday Astros vs Red Sox tickets is $74.76, the lowest of the series but still 11.8% above season average, with a get-in price of $18. Peavy has had a forgettable first half, going just 1-7 with a 4.64 ERA.
7/13 – Clay Buchholz vs TBA | Avg. Price: $79.92 | Get-in Price: $18
The finale of the series will have Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz face a to-be-determined Astros pitcher. The average price for Sunday Astros vs Red Sox tickets is $79.92, 19.6% above season average, with a get-in price of $18. Buchholz enters Sunday’s start at just 3-5 with a 6.11 ERA.
Houston will welcome a fellow struggling team in the Red Sox this weekend as both teams sit in the basement of their respective divisions. The Astros enter the weekend series at 39-54, 19.5 games out of first place in the AL West, while the Red Sox are just 41-51 following their championship season last year. The two teams will combine to send just three players to the All-Star Game next week, and Boston needed an injury to Masahiro Tanaka to get the second player in. MLB All-Star Game tickets are still available to see Jose Altuve, Jon Lester and Koji Uehara in Minnesota.