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 & TimeLocationPitching matchup
Game 1Astros 7, Red Sox 2BostonVerlander (W) vs. Sale (ND)
Game 2Tonight, 6:00 PMBostonCole vs. Price
Game 3Tue. 10/16, 4:00 PMMinute Maid  Keuchel+ vs. TBD
Game 4Wed. 10/17, 7:30 PMMinute MaidMorton+ vs. TBD
Game 5*Thu. 10/18, 7:00 PMMinute MaidVerlander+ vs. TBD
Game 6*Sat. 10/20, 4:00 PMBostonCole+ vs. TBD
Game 7*Sun. 10/21, 6:30 PMBostonTBD vs. TBD

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

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