Boston looks to extend ALCS lead over Houston in Game 4

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Houston Astros (95-67, first in AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (92-70, second in AL East)

Boston; Tuesday, 8:08 p.m. EDT

PITCHING LIKELY: No runner named

ALCS: Boston leads series 2-1

BOTTOM LINE: Boston will face Houston in Game 4 of the ALCS.

The Red Sox were 49-32 at home in 2021. Boston has hit 20 homers in the playoffs, Kike Hernandez has five en route to a 1.028 stroke percentage.

The Astros are 44-37 in road games in 2021. Houston has hit nine homers in the playoffs, Kyle Tucker has three en route to post a .704 hitting percentage.

The Red Sox won the last game 12-3. Eduardo Rodriguez claimed his first playoff victory and Kyle Schwarber went 1-for-4 with a homerun and four RBIs for Boston. Jose Urquidy suffered his first playoff loss for Houston.

BEST PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 166 hits and 115 RBIs.

Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with 70 more hits and hits 0.558.

LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 5-5, 0.255 batting average, 4.40 ERA, edged opponents by three points

Astros: 4-6, batting average 0.222, ERA 5.09, outscored by 15 points

INJURIES: Red Sox: Phillips Valdez: (covid-19).

Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Andre Scrubb: (shoulder), Rafael Montero: (shoulder), Tyler Ivey: (undisclosed), Luis Garcia: (knee), Kent Emanuel: (elbow), Pedro Baez: (shoulder ), Freudis Nova: (knee), Taylor Jones: (covid-19).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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