Three reasons the Astros will beat the Red Sox in the ALCS
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The American League Championship Series hasn’t even started, and it is already historic. The Boston Red Sox vs. the Houston Astros matchup marks the first time in major league history that a team with as many as 108 victories in a season (Boston) will face a team with 103 victories in a postseason series. The 211 combined victories mark the second most in any postseason series, trailing only the 212 in the Yankees-Padres World Series in 1998, which turned out to be a rout. There will be no rout here. These teams are too good, and they have too much to play for. This is going seven.
Chris Sale will start Game 1, and David Price will start Game 2 for the Boston Red Sox when they face the Astros in the American League Championship Series, which starts Saturday. Justin Verlander will start Game 1 for Houston.
The defending champs had a franchise-record 103 wins and still couldn’t match Boston. Yeah, this matchup is epic.
Is it finally the Indians’ year? Can the Red Sox complete their historic season? Or will we see a