Chicago will face Houston in the first game of the ALDS

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Chicago White Sox (93-69, first in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (95-67, first in the AL West)

Houston; Thursday, 4:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Lance Lynn (0-0, 2.69 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 176 strikeouts) Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. (0-0, 3.16 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 185 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -136, White Sox +116; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Lance McCullers Jr. and Houston will play Chicago in Game 1 of the ALDS.

The Astros were 51-30 in home games in 2021.

The White Sox went 40-41 in road games in 2021.

TOP PERFORMERS: Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with 33 home runs and is batting .277.

Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 117 RBIs and is batting .260.

LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 4-6, .222 batting average, 5.09 ERA, outscored by 15 runs

White Sox: 7-3, .267 batting average, 3.35 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs

INJURIES: Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Andre Scrubb: (shoulder), Rafael Montero: (shoulder), Tyler Ivey: (undisclosed), Kent Emanuel: (elbow), Pedro Baez: (shoulder), Freudis Nova: (knee), Taylor Jones: (covid-19).

White Sox: Evan Marshall: (elbow), Jimmy Cordero: (elbow), Brian Goodwin: (back).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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