Red Sox, Astros announce starting pitchers for ALCS Games 1 and 2

  • Red Sox, Astros announce starting pitchers for ALCS Games 1 and 2

Red Sox, Astros announce starting pitchers for ALCS Games 1 and 2

The National League, originally founded in 1876, consists of the following teams: Arizona Diamondbacks; Atlanta Braves; Chicago Cubs; Cincinnati Reds; Colorado Rockies; Los Angeles Dodgers; Miami Marlins; Milwaukee Brewers; New York Mets; Philadelphia Phillies; Pittsburgh Pirates; San Diego Padres; San Francisco Giants; St. Louis Cardinals; and Washington Nationals.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora confirmed on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Wednesday afternoon that the left-hander will start Sunday night against the Astros, and as expected, Chris Sale will start Game 1. As far as trolls go, it was pretty vicious.

Up next for the Red Sox is the ALCS, where they'll face the defending-champion Astros starting Saturday night in Boston.

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Price, who went 16-7 in the regular season with a 3.58 ERA, is 0-9 in 10 career postseason starts, and his teams have never won a postseason game that he has started, .

The Red Sox made it 4-0 when Vazquez lined a 2-1 fastball into the right field seats off Zach Britton.

Kinsler doubled over a leaping Gardner for a 2-0 lead and Nunez singled on the next pitch for his first RBI of the post-season. "I don't think the most nervous game or something like that, but I think the final outs of that game, with guys on base and Gary Sanchez hit that ball up and the air and I'm like, 'Oh my God.' Then you've got (Andrew Benintendi who) was going slowly back to the wall and I'm like, 'Stop going back!" "He's absolutely awful. He was bad behind the plate today".

The left-hander said Hernandez, who had several calls reviewed and overturned at first base in Game 3 the previous day, was "terrible". Major League Baseball declined comment, spokesman Mike Teevan said.