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Pitching, hitting, defense: oh my! How Astros can knock off the Sox

Justin Verlander starts against Chris Sale and the Red Sox at 7pm on Saturday night.

The ALCS is set to begin this Saturday, and we should be in store for a terrific series. Here's a look at how these two teams matchup, and what the key factors will be in determining which team will advance to the World Series.

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The Astros have been staying afloat in spite of injuries to several of their starting pitchers, in large part due to contributions from Brandon Bielak and JP France.

Does this mean they don't need to make a trade for an arm?

Make sure to watch the video above as Paul weighs in on the team's options at the trade deadline.

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