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Astros’ ALDS Schedule vs. White Sox: Times and Where to Watch

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The Astros’ ALDS Schedule is here, as they take on the White Sox starting Thursday.

The ALDS and Wild Card schedules and game times were announced on Monday, as the Houston Astros‘ were struck with the early home games once again. The larger market teams are accustomed to the late games as the other ALDS will consist of either the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox against the Tampa Bay Rays.

When and where does the Astros’ ALDS start?

The Astros’ Division Series with the Chicago White Sox starts this Thursday at Minute Maid Park with Houston being the second seed. Only the first three game times have been announced in this best of five series.

ALDS Schedule:

  • Game 1: Thursday, Oct. 7 at Minute Maid Park at 3:07 p.m.
  • Game 2: Friday, Oct. 8  at Minute Maid Park at 1:07 p.m.
  • Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 10 at Guaranteed Rate Field (Chicago) at 7:07 p.m.

With the Rays and winner of the AL Wild Card playing on Sunday as well, the Astros’ get the prime time slot while being in the bigger market of Chicago. They are also playing at a later time on a day where most fans are likely not working.

Where can you watch the Astros’ ALDS?

With national broadcast taking over, AT&T SportsNet coverage has concluded their 2021 coverage, but SportsTalk 790 will continue to radio broadcast Astros’ games. Bob Costas, Jim Kaat, Buck Showalter and Tom Verducci will call Game 2.

Where can you purchase tickets to the ALDS?

Fans can purchase tickets here.

Houston Astros, Hunter Pence
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There is a former Astros’ outfielder joining the coverage.

The Big Lead reported that MLB Network will be joined by former Houston outfielder Hunter Pence for postseason coverage. The two-time Astros’ All-Star will be on MLB Tonight on Saturday and Sunday.

Pence played five seasons with Houston before being traded to Philadelphia in 2011. The outfielder has only one link to a current player, that being Jose Altuve, who was just beginning his major-league career in the year of Pence’s departure.

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