AL Championship Series Thread: Red Sox One Win Away

Boston Red Sox (3-1) at Houston Astros (1-3)
Thursday, October 16, 2018 • 8:09 p.m. ET • Minute Maid Park • Houston, Texas
LHP David Price (0-0, 7.71 ) vs. RHP Justin Verlander (1-0, 3.00)
ALCS Game 5 • TV: TBS • Listen: WEEI 93.7, ESPN Radio, KBME 790

The Red Sox took a commanding 3-1 series lead in their 8-6 win on Wednesday night that featured a controversial fan interference call and a tremendous diving catch to end the game with the tying run on second base.

Verlander has gone 4-1 with a 1.21 in his previous five elimination games. Price warmed up on Wednesday night and is pitching on short rest.

Red Sox Lineup

  1. Mookie Betts – RF
  2. Andrew Benintendi – LF
  3. J.D. Martinez – DH
  4. Xander Bogaerts – SS
  5. Mitch Moreland – 1B
  6. Ian Kinsler – 2B
  7. Rafael Devers – 3B
  8. Christian Vazquez – C
  9. Jackie Bradley Jr. – CF

Astros Lineup

  1. Alex Bregman – 3B
  2. George Springer – RF
  3. Jose Altuve – 2B
  4. Carlos Correa – SS
  5. Yuli Gurriel – 1B
  6. Marwin Gonzalez – 2B
  7. Tony Kemp – LF
  8. Martin Maldonado – C
  9. Jake Marisnick – CF

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