Framber Valdez’s Game 1 outing didn’t go as planned, as the Houston Astros‘ hurler departed after 2.2 innings. The left-hander accounted for two of the Boston Red Sox runs on six hits and three walks, while punching out only two batters.
The Astros burned through eight arms in Game 1, but Ryne Stanek, Brooks Raley and Yimi Garcia totaled 1.1 innings. These arms and others are likely available for Game 2 on Saturday, as Dusty Baker managed his way to a Game 1 win.
Carlos Correa’s go-ahead home run in the seventh inning and one insurance run in the eighth was enough for Ryan Pressly to seal the contest. For Game 2, the Red Sox are expected to send Nathan Eovaldi to the rubber.
Eovaldi faced the Astros once in 2021 in a June start at Fenway Park. The right-hander worked 5.2 innings, allowing five runs on three walks and 11 hits.
What Time is the Astros Game Today?
First pitch for Friday’s game is scheduled for 3:20 p.m. CT.
What Channel is the Astros Game on Today?
Today’s game will be broadcasted on Fox.
Astros vs. Red Sox Odds Today
On the moneyline, the Astros are at -135 with the Red Sox at +115 by WynnBET.
The spread is set at -1.5 (+145) for the Astros and +1.5 (-170) for the Red Sox. If you’re looking to bet on total runs for the game (8.5), the under is set at -120 and the over is set at +100. For more MLB bets, check out WynnBET.
Astros Pitcher Today: Luis Garcia
Luis Garcia gets the nod in Game 2 against the Red Sox, while having one other postseason start under his belt this season. The right-hander went seven innings, allowing one run on five hits and one walk.
Garcia punched out six in that span on the road, while tossing a season-high pitch count (106). The Red Sox lineup is two-thirds right-handed, which could come in favor for Garcia. The 24-year-old has held righties to .182/.247/.301.
Astros Starting Lineup
Gary Pettis will throw out the first pitch, and Vince Young will announce “play ball.”
Red Sox vs. Astros Prediction Today
Just like in Game 1, the Astros have the upper-hand with their starter’s regular season success against the Red Sox. As long as Enrique Hernandez is kept of the base paths, the Astros have a good shot of running away with Game 2. Backed behind a deep start from Garcia, the Astros will win Game 2 close.
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