Astros-Red Sox Game 2 preview: Houston looks to stay undefeated

Gerrit Cole gets the start tonight. Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Astros already completed a tough feat in stealing a road playoff game, which they did last night in Game 1 to go up 1-0 in the series. They could take even more control of the series by winning tonight and putting immense pressure on Boston as the series would head to Houston. Be sure to follow SportsMap for a full recap of Game 2 right after the final out:

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Fenway Park, Boston.


Streaming: TBS App.

Pitching matchup: Gerrit Cole vs. David Price.

Series: Astros lead 1-0.

The breakdown: The Astros should have immense confidence heading into Game 2. Not only should they have the edge on the Red Sox after winning a game in their house last night, but they also have the advantage in the starting pitching battle. The Astros will be sending out Gerrit Cole, who is fresh off his absolutely dominant seven-inning performance in the ALDS Game 2 win against the Indians. The Red Sox will be starting David Price, who despite having a solid regular season, got rocked by the Yankees in their ALDS Game 2, giving up three runs on two home runs and getting pulled before being able to finish just two innings. The Red Sox should be treating this as a must-win game, which will make it even sweeter for Houston if they can pull off their fifth straight win and stay undefeated in the postseason.

Series schedule:

  Result / Date & Time Location Pitching matchup
Game 1 Astros 7, Red Sox 2 Boston Verlander (W) vs. Sale (ND)
Game 2 Tonight, 6:00 PM Boston Cole vs. Price
Game 3 Tue. 10/16, 4:00 PM Minute Maid   Keuchel+ vs. TBD
Game 4 Wed. 10/17, 7:30 PM Minute Maid Morton+ vs. TBD
Game 5* Thu. 10/18, 7:00 PM Minute Maid Verlander+ vs. TBD
Game 6* Sat. 10/20, 4:00 PM Boston Cole+ vs. TBD
Game 7* Sun. 10/21, 6:30 PM Boston TBD vs. TBD

* Games 5-7 are if necessary.
+-projected starters.

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