After a nice showing from the offense in Game 1, the Houston Astros role into Game 2 with a win under their belt. The Chicago White Sox did get to both of Houston’s closers late into Game 1, which could come to their advantage on Friday.
The White Sox look to send Lucas Giolito to the mound. The right-hander posted a 3.53 ERA over 178.2 innings this season, while he was close to his 2019 form. The White Sox offense has also fed off left-handed starters this season, as Houston’s probable starter is no other than Framber Valdez.
What Time is the Astros Game Today?
First pitch for Friday’s game is scheduled for 1:07 p.m. CT.
What Channel is the Astros Game on Today?
Today’s game will be broadcasted on MLB Network, exclusively, with it being a postseason game. Bob Costas, Jim Kaat, Buck Showalter and Tom Verducci will be on the call.
Astros vs. White Sox Odds Today
On the moneyline, the Astros are at -115 with the White Sox at +105 by WynnBET.
The spread is set at +1.5 (-230) for the Astros and -1.5 (+165) for the White Sox. If you’re looking to bet on total runs for the game (7.5), the under is set at +105 and the over is set at -125. For more ALDS bets, check out WynnBet.
Astros Pitcher Today: Framber Valdez
Framber Valdez gets the ball in Game 2 against a heavy right-handed and switch-hitting lineup. The lefty has faced the White Sox twice this season, as he has a 4.05 ERA over 13.1 innings against the Southsiders. Valdez posts opposite splits in this case, while holding right-handed hitters to a .219/.305/.321 clip.
Astros Starting Lineup
White Sox vs. Astros Prediction Today
With the White Sox season success against left-handed pitching, the White Sox could sneak away with their first win of the series in Game 2. Manager Dusty Baker went to both Kendall Graveman and Ryan Pressly for 20+ pitches on Thursday, so it will be interesting to see if Pressly is available tonight and who else will follow Valdez.
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