Red Sox will face Astros in Game 5 of ALCS

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Houston Astros (95-67, first in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (92-70, second in the AL East)

Boston; Wednesday, 5:08 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: No starters named

ALCS: Series tied 2-2

BOTTOM LINE: Boston will play Houston in Game 5 of the ALCS.

The Red Sox were 49-32 on their home turf in 2021. Boston has a team batting average of .300 this postseason, Kike Hernandez has led them with an average of .463, including nine extra base hits and nine RBIs.

The Astros were 44-37 on the road in 2021. Houston has hit 11 home runs this postseason, Jose Altuve has accounted for three of them en route to posting a slugging percentage of .563.

The Astros won the last meeting 9-2. Kendall Graveman earned his first victory this postseason and Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs for Houston. Nathan Eovaldi took his first loss of the postseason for Boston.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 77 extra base hits and is batting .281.

Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with 33 home runs and has 104 RBIs.

DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Red Sox: .300 batting average, 4.66 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs

Astros: .277 batting average, 5.53 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs

INJURIES: Red Sox: Phillips Valdez: (covid-19).

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

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

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