Boston Red Sox (112-56) at Houston Astros (107-60)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 5:09 pm (Minute Maid Park)
N Eovaldi (6-7) (3.81) vs. D Keuchel (12-11) (3.78)
The Line: Houston Astros -135 / Boston Red Sox +120 — Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
Tuesday MLB pits the Boston Red Sox against the Houston Astros in game three of the ALCS.
The Houston Astros struggled on the mound and their offense couldn’t keep up in a 7-5 loss in game two of the ALCS. Houston starter Gerrit Cole was charged with five runs over six frames with Lance McCullers Jr. and Josh James giving up single runs.
The Astros offense consisted of seven hits and five walks with Marwin Gonzalez slugging a two run bomb while George Springer had two doubles, knocked in a pair of runs and scored.
Nathan Eovaldi toes the rubber at the Astros in games three of the ALCS. Eovaldi defeated the Yankees 16-1 in the ALDS with the lone run allowed through seven innings.
The Boston Red Sox rode their offense and bullpen to a game two victory that evened the ALCS at 1-1. Boston starter David Price gave up four runs on five hits and four BB over 4.2 frames before three relievers put up zeros with Craig Kimbrel allowing a 9th inning run.
The Red Sox banged out nine hits and walked four times with Jackie Bradley Jr. leading the way with three run double while Andrew Benintendi drove in a run a run. Boston saw Mookie Betts and Rafael Devers log two hits each with each driving in a run and scoring twice.
The Astros have named Dallas Keuchel as Tuesday’s starter versus the Red Sox. Keuchel defeated Cleveland 11-3 in in the ALDS with a pair of runs given up over five frames.
Over is 13-3-1 in Boston last 17 on grass and over is 13-3-1 in Boston last 17 overall and over is 6-2 in Boston last 8 following a win. Under is 11-1-2 in Houston last 14 Tuesday games and Houston are 13-3 in their last 16 home games and Houston are 19-7 in their last 26 playoff home games. Over is 35-16-1 in the last 52 meetings.
I believe the real concern for the Red Sox is Eovaldi is better at home then on the road. I don’t think Keuchel is the best option in the world either but he is here and that’s all that matters…