The Houston Astros pushed the series home with their Game 4 win, while taking the series lead in Game 5. Now, an off day separated the Astros from advancing to their third World Series since 2017 on Thursday, as they open Game 6 at Minute Maid Park on Friday night.
The Boston Red Sox will send Nathan Eovaldi to the rubber, who also started Game 2. The right-hander pitched 5.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk. Eovaldi also punched out three in that span.
Jake Meyers is likely not starting in an ALCS game again this postseason but can possibly pinch-hit or pinch-run, while his arm strength isn’t 100 percent yet. The center field job will remain in the hands of Jose Siri and Chas McCormick, as Siri looks to be the platoon against a lefty starter.
With Eovaldi on the mound, we can hope manager Dusty Baker utilizes his catching platoon and start Jason Castro.
What Time is the Astros Game Today?
First pitch for Friday’s game is scheduled for 7:08 p.m. CT.
What Channel is the Astros Game on Today?
Today’s game will be broadcasted on Fox Sports 1.
Astros vs. Red Sox Odds Today
On the moneyline, the Astros are at -106 with the Red Sox at -104 by WynnBET.
The spread is set at +1.5 (-200) for the Astros and -1.5 (+155) for the Red Sox. If you’re looking to bet on total runs for the game (8.5), the under is set at +100 and the over is set at -120. For more MLB bets, check out WynnBET.
Astros Pitcher Today: Luis Garcia
Luis Garcia will hit the bump without knee soreness for Game 6, while his last outing didn’t go as planned in Game 2. The right-hander only recorded three outs, as he surrendered five runs on two hits and three walks against the Red Sox. Two of Garcia’s three outs were strikeouts.
Astros Starting Lineup
Red Sox vs. Astros Prediction Today
With a fresh bullpen behind them, the Astros will be able to back up a five or six-inning start from Garcia. The bats will jump on Eovaldi early, as they clinch their third pennant in five years.
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