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ALCS Pre-Gamin’: Red Sox at Astros (7:08 CT) — Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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The ALCS returns tonight with the Houston Astros looking to punch their ticket to the World Series as they lead the Boston Red Sox three games to two, with the series shifting back to Minute Maid Park. If the Astros do secure a victory tonight, they’ll return to the World Series for the first time since they lost to the Washington Nationals in the Fall Classic back in 2019. This would also be their third World Series appearance in the last five seasons.

However, the Red Sox will try to stave off elimination and force a Game 7 tomorrow night in the hopes that they can return to the World Series for the first time since 2018 when they dispatched the Los Angeles Dodgers in just five games.

Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox – ALCS Game 6

The last time these two met at Minute Maid Park was last Saturday in Game 2, when the Red Sox hit not one but two grand slams in the first two innings to take a commanding 8-0 lead. Enrique Hernandez hit his third homer of the series in the fourth inning to make it 9-0, and that’s all Boston needed to down the Astros and even the series at one-all. But after Houston took two-of-three from the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the Red Sox are on the brink of elimination.

It’ll be Nathan Eovaldi for the Red Sox tonight opposed by Astros’ right-hander Luis Garcia.

Broadcast Info

First Pitch: 7:08 PM (CT)
Radio: ESPN 1000

Starting Pitching Matchup

Luis Garcia (RHP) – 2021: 11-8, 3.48 ERA


Nathan Eovaldi (RHP) – 2021: 11-9, 3.75 ERA

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros

1. Jose Altuve 2B
2. Michael Brantley LF
3. Alex Bregman 3B
4. Yordan Alvarez DH
5. Carlos Correa SS
6. Kyle Tucker RF
7. Yuli Gurriel 1B
8. Chas McCormick CF
9. Martin Maldonado C

Boston Red Sox

1. Kyle Schwarber 1B
2. Enrique Hernandez CF
3. Rafael Devers 3B
4. Xander Bogaerts SS
5. J.D. Martinez DH
6. Alex Verdugo LF
7. Christian Arroyo 2B
8. Hunter Renfroe RF
9. Kevin Plawecki C

Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.