BOSTON (WPRI) — After winning their respective American League Divisional Series, the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros will be facing off in the American League Championship Series (ALCS).
The wild-card Red Sox eliminated the Tampa Bay Rays in dramatic fashion to advance, while the Astros defeated the Chicago White Sox to punch their ticket to the ALCS for the fifth straight year.
It’s a rematch of the 2018 ALCS, when the Red Sox defeated the Astros in five games and went on to win the World Series.
○ Game 1: Astros 5 – Red Sox 4
○ Game 2: Red Sox 9 – Astros 5
○ Game 3: Monday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m. (FOX Sports 1)
○ Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. (FOX Sports 1)
○ Game 5*: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m. (FOX Sports 1)
○ Game 6*: Friday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m. (FOX Sports 1)
○ Game 7*: Saturday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m. (FOX)
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Red Sox skipper Alex Cora said he’s not sure which of his pitchers will get the start on Friday.
When asked if Chris Sale, who only lasted an inning in Game 2 of the ALDS, would be a starter or reliever in the upcoming series, Cora simply said: “He’ll pitch. He will be a part of this.”
Cora also said he feels good about his team’s chances of winning their fifth World Series since 2004.