Sunday’s schedule features two Games 3 in the American League Division Series, with the scenes shifting to Chicago and Boston.
Astros lead series, 2-0
Despite what the final score indicated, Game 2 of this series was actually closer than you’d think. That’s until the Astros pulled away in the seventh after jumping on Craig Kimbrel for a crooked spot.
Framber Valdez and Lucas Guolito each pitched 4⅓ innings and allowed 4 earned runs but it was the walks that haunted the latter, five to be exact. Valdez had his problems with hits, allowing seven in total.
The White Sox now have to win the next three in order to advance but they have to survive to fight another day come Game 3, and all hands are on deck. This team cruised to a division title in one of the weakest ones In baseball and now needs to respond in a difficult situation.
Series tied, 1-1
This Red Sox team showed a lot of resilience after the Rays put up five runs against Chris Sale in the first inning, something that had never happened against the left-hander in his entire career.
Kiké Hernández had another unforgettable postseason game. Some of you may remember his three-homer night to clinch the 2017 NLCS for the Dodgers in Chicago. This time, he became the first Red Sox player to hit four extra-base hits in the same postseason game.
Nathan Eovaldi takes the mound for the first time in this series on Sunday and he’ll look to pitch Boston to a 2-1 series lead over the favorites, Tampa Bay Rays.
1:07 p.m. PT
Rays (Drew Rasmussen, 2.84 ERA, 76 IP) at
Red Sox (Nathan Eovaldi, 3.75 ERA, 182⅓ IP)
TV: MLB Network
5:07 p.m. PT
Astros (Luis Garcia, 3.30 ERA, 155⅓ IP) at
White Sox (Dylan Cease, 3.91 ERA, 165⅔ IP)