ALDS GAME 3 AT A GLANCE

Astros-Indians Game 3 preview: Going for the clean sweep

Dallas Keuchel goes to the mound today. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The ALDS shifts to Cleveland for Game 3 this afternoon with the Astros looking for the sweep. We'll have a full game recap for you right after the final pitch:

When: 12:30 p.m.

Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland.

TV: TBS.

Streaming: TBS App.

Pitching matchup: Dallas Keuchel vs. Mike Clevinger.

Series: Astros lead 2-0.

The breakdown: The Indians find themselves fighting off elimination, while the Astros will have their first playoff game on the road, where they were very strong in the regular season. The Astros will send lefty Dallas Keuchel to the mound, who could cap off an up-and-down year by putting together a solid postseason performance before he hits free agency. The Indians will start Mike Clevinger, a solid starter that will have the benefit of his home crowd behind him. This game will likely have some more offense than the fierce pitching battles of Games 1 and 2, so watch for Houston's offense to try and put things away and hopefully earn some days off for the ALCS.

Series schedule:

 Result / Date & TimeLocationPitching matchup
Game 1Astros 7, Indians 2Minute Maid Verlander (W) vs. Kluber (L)
Game 2Astros 3, Indians 1Minute Maid Cole (W) vs. Carrasco (L)
Game 3Today, 12:30 PMClevelandKeuchel vs. Clevinger
Game 4*Tue. 10/9, 3:35 PMClevelandMorton+ vs. TBD
Game 5*Thu. 10/11, 3:07 PMMinute Maid   Verlander+ vs. TBD

* Games 4-5 are if necessary.
+-projected starters.

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The Texans are making a change at QB. Composite image by Brandon Strange.

Houston Texans head coach Lovie Smith announced on Wednesday that Davis Mills will start this week's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

QB Kyle Allen has struggled in his two starts since replacing Davis Mills. He went into halftime down 30-0 against Miami two weeks ago. The Texans eventually lost 30-15, with Allen passing for 215 yards with 1 TD and 2 interceptions.

Allen had issues generating offense against the Browns last Sunday as well, losing 27-14. Allen only passed for 201 yards with 1 TD, 2 interceptions and a lost fumble.

Allen certainly hasn't done anything to hold on to the starting job, but Mills was benched for a reason. He led the league in interceptions (11) before being benched.

Mills did play better last season when he took over for Tyrod Taylor in December. In Mills' first start he threw for 331 yards with 1 TD and 0 interceptions in the Texans' 33-13 loss to the Seahawks.

Mills is 1-8-1 on the year with 2,144 passing yards 11 TDs and 11 interceptions. The second year QB will have his hands full against the Cowboys stout defense. The Texans are 16 underdogs against Dallas currently.

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