Astros-Red Sox Game 3 preview: Home sweet home

Dallas Keuchel will have the home fans behind him today. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

After the tough loss in Game 2, the Astros bring the ALCS home to Houston for Game 3 this afternoon. With the series tied, it's now a best-of-5 series, with this first of those five being of utmost importance to both teams. Check back on SportsMap right after the game for a full-game recap:

When: 4 p.m.

Where: Minute Maid.


Streaming: TBS App.

Pitching matchup: Dallas Keuchel vs. Nathan Eovaldi.

Series: Tied 1-1.

The breakdown: Inside what is sure to be a loud, roof-closed Minute Maid Park, we will see a matchup of the middle of both rotations in Dallas Kuechel for the Astros and Nathan Eovaldi for the Red Sox. Eovaldi had a great start in ALDS Game 3 between the Red Sox and Yankees, going seven full innings during which he allowed just one run as Boston went on to blow out the Yankees 16-1. Keuchel's start in Houston's ALDS Game 3 was not quite as impressive, five innings of two-run baseball including what was at the time a go-ahead home run for the Indians before Houston's offense bailed him out later in the game. That was in Cleveland, though, while this will be at home where historically Keuchel has had good success. Hopefully, we will see some vintage Keuchel with a lot of groundballs and solid defense behind him to keep Boston's offense at bay while the Astros bats score some run support behind him. 

Series schedule:

   Result / Date & Time  Location  Pitching matchup
Game 1  Astros 7, Red Sox 2  Boston  Verlander (W) vs. Sale (ND)
Game 2  Astros 5, Red Sox 7  Boston  Cole (L) vs. Price (ND)
Game 3  Today, 4:00 PM  Minute Maid  Keuchel vs. Eovaldi
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 6-7 are if necessary.
+-projected starters.

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