How we got here was a roundabout route. The Astros won Game 1, the Red Sox crushed the Astros in Games 2 and 3 and were six outs from taking a 3-1 lead. The Astros tied Game 4 in the eighth inning, then scored seven runs in the top of the ninth to tie the series. Then in Game 5, the Astros had their own explosion.
Luis Garcia takes the mound for the Astros. He’s had two poor starts so far in the playoffs, including Game 2 of that series when he spat five runs in 2 2/3 innings before being called out with a knee injury. He had a 3.30 ERA in the regular season, in which he had a start against the Red Sox and allowed just one run in seven innings. Nathan Eovaldi is the Red Sox starter. He has been the Red Sox ace this season, posting a career-high 4.6 WAR. He was very good starting out in Game 2, but then suffered a collapse in the ninth inning of Game 4.
The action is scheduled to begin at 8:08 p.m. ET. Here is how you can look.
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