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MLB : ATS Matchup
Thursday 10/18/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
BOSTON  PRICE )
 
HOUSTON  VERLANDER )
+1.5  -125

-1.5  +105
+175

-185

8un
 
4
Final
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BOSTON (114 - 56) at HOUSTON (107 - 62)
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Thursday, 10/18/2018 8:05 PM
DAVID PRICE (L) vs. JUSTIN VERLANDER (R)
AL Championship Series - Best of 7 - Game 5 - BOS Leads 3-1
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
955BOSTON+175Ov 7.5,-120+175Ov 7.5,-120
956HOUSTON-185Un 7.5,+100-185Un 7.5,+100
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
BOSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games114-56+3783-795.50.2680.3360.4380.7744.00.2360.3030.3780.680
Road Games55-30+22.744-405.20.2580.3300.4170.7464.00.2370.3060.3770.682
vs Right-handed Starters90-40+33.664-605.50.2710.3420.4420.7843.90.2340.3020.3710.673
Past 7 Games5-2+4.45-26.70.2560.3440.3900.7344.30.2160.3130.3490.662
Grass Games103-48+36.775-685.60.2720.3400.4470.7874.00.2360.3010.3770.678
Night Games79-46+18.564-545.50.2640.3340.4350.7694.30.2390.3050.3850.690
Playoff games6-2+5.46-26.50.2570.3430.3910.7344.20.2240.3200.3510.671
BOSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.50.2680.33617058991580337312010.438877605131312511831508010962
Road Games5.20.2580.330852987770141111040.4174233206806059184435141
Righty Starters5.50.2710.34213045231225265211560.442678489100996922124628450
BOSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.721.298621.62662575396826866042-17501972.5%
Road Games3.721.3452901231202493314131018-1126876.5%

HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games107-62-2.576-855.00.2550.3260.4150.7413.30.2160.2760.3470.623
Home Games48-37-2840-434.60.2500.3250.3960.7213.60.2160.2710.3600.631
vs Left-handed Starters38-24-7.329-305.00.2590.3330.4140.7473.40.2190.2720.3630.636
Past 7 Games4-3+0.26-15.90.2740.3710.4810.8524.40.1990.2760.3010.577
Grass Games104-58+0.576-795.10.2580.3300.4190.7493.40.2160.2750.3480.623
Night Games68-45-12.448-614.70.2520.3260.4000.7263.20.2160.2770.3480.625
Playoff games4-3+0.26-15.90.2740.3710.4810.8524.40.1990.2760.3010.577
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.00.2550.32616956931452263182040.41580260212527011151846311959
Home Games4.60.2500.3258527556881194920.3963723085973956084354733
Lefty Starters5.00.2590.3336221085459511700.4142972354842841972204326
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.101.0725251891814145514961332-25472169.1%
Home Games3.831.164268118114237377531215-16171258.6%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
BOSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
10/5/2018SALE(L)NY YANKEESHAPP(L)5-4W-1707.5 evO86010100
10/6/2018PRICE(L)NY YANKEESTANAKA(R)2-6L+1159 unU551880
10/8/2018EOVALDI(R)@ NY YANKEESSEVERINO(R)16-1W1708.5 unO18100550
10/9/2018PORCELLO(R)@ NY YANKEESSABATHIA(L)4-3W1159 evU8100551
10/13/2018SALE(L)HOUSTONVERLANDER(R)2-7L-1157.5 evO351591
10/14/2018PRICE(L)HOUSTONCOLE(R)7-5W+1208 ovO970771
10/16/2018EOVALDI(R)@ HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L)8-2W1158.5 unO950780
10/17/2018PORCELLO(R)@ HOUSTONMORTON(R)8-6W1358.5 unO1111113130
10/18/2018PRICE(L)@ HOUSTONVERLANDER(R) 

HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
10/5/2018VERLANDER(R)CLEVELANDKLUBER(R)7-2W-1406.5 ovO1250330
10/6/2018COLE(R)CLEVELANDCARRASCO(R)3-1W-1307.5 unU990340
10/8/2018KEUCHEL(L)@ CLEVELANDCLEVINGER(R)11-3W1158.5 evO13120743
10/13/2018VERLANDER(R)@ BOSTONSALE(L)7-2W1057.5 evO591351
10/14/2018COLE(R)@ BOSTONPRICE(L)5-7L-1308 ovO771970
10/16/2018KEUCHEL(L)BOSTONEOVALDI(R)2-8L-1258.5 unO780950
10/17/2018MORTON(R)BOSTONPORCELLO(R)6-8L-1458.5 unO1313011111
10/18/2018VERLANDER(R)BOSTONPRICE(L) 
KEY GAME INFORMATION
BOSTON: 2017: 93-69, first place, lost to Houston in ALDS.
MANAGER: Alex Cora (first season).
ADDITIONS: DH J.D. Martinez.
SUBTRACTIONS:
MANAGER John Farrell, RHP Doug Fister, OF Chris Young, RHP Addison Reed, OF Rajai Davis, LHP Henry Owens, LHP Fernando Abad.
OUTLOOK: The Red Sox won 93 games last year for the second straight season and claimed the franchise's first back-to-back AL East titles. But Farrell was fired after they failed to advance in the playoffs for the fourth year in a row. The key ' and really only ' addition is Martinez, who gives them someone to replace longtime slugger David Ortiz after finishing last in the AL in homers without Big Papi in 2017. The theory behind Boston keeping up with the reloaded New York Yankees goes something like this: A full season of a healthy Price will bolster a rotation that already has a quality ace in Sale, plus 2016 AL Cy Young Award winner Porcello and All-Stars Pomeranz and Wright. The Red Sox also are staking their chances on the hope that Ramirez can be more like the player he was in 2016 (.286, 30, 111); that Pedroia will return quickly and be healthy and productive; that 20-year-old third baseman Devers will be able to stay up for a full season; and that Bradley won't have another second-half slump. The bullpen, anchored by Kimbrel, remains strong.
HOUSTON: 2017: 101-61, first place, won World Series.
MANAGER: A.J. Hinch (fourth season).
ADDITIONS: RHP Gerrit Cole, RHP Joe Smith, RHP Hector Rondon.
SUBTRACTIONS: DH Carlos Beltran, RHP Luke Gregerson, RHP Joe Musgrove, RHP Mike Fiers, RHP Michael Feliz, INF Colin Moran.
OUTLOOK: With almost everyone back from last year's championship team, the Astros fully expect to contend for another title. They have a right to be confident with Altuve leading a potent lineup that includes Springer, the World Series MVP, and Correa, a young All-Star shortstop coming off his best season. Their rotation is one of the best in baseball, with Cy Young Award winners Keuchel and Verlander leading the group and new acquisition Cole and young star McCullers following that 1-2 punch. Barring debilitating injuries, the Astros should win the AL West and have an excellent chance to repeat as World Series champs.
PREVIEW
Astros' hopes rest with Verlander in Game 5
 

HOUSTON -- The dire moments are casually familiar for Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander, who many seasons ago assumed the responsibility bestowed upon a staff ace.

Verlander (2-0, 3.18 ERA this postseason) will make his second start of the American League Championship Series on Thursday at Minute Maid Park in Game 5 against the Boston Red Sox.

He is charged with logging another effective outing -- that is the baseline requirement. Of greater importance is his role relative to the Astros' hopes for repeating as World Series champions. With Houston trailing the best-of-seven series 3-1 and facing elimination, that responsibility is significant, but the series standing doesn't weigh on Verlander or alter his preparation for his start.

"I don't know," Verlander said. "I mean, these are all must-win games at this point. Every time you take the mound I don't think there's any difference whether it's 2-2 or 3-1."

In the Astros' 7-2 victory in Game 1, Verlander limited the Red Sox to two runs on two hits. But he issued four walks and uncorked a critical wild pitch that enabled Boston to tie the score at 2-all. Verlander labored a bit over his six innings, and while he recorded six strikeouts, he only managed seven swing-and-miss strikes over his 90 pitches. He was solid but unspectacular, and the second matchup against the Red Sox is a sure bet for another tough task.

"Especially these guys, a team that's really good at making adjustments, making adjustments quickly," said Verlander, who is 3-1 with a 2.61 ERA over four career postseason appearances against Boston. "There are definitely unique challenges. They know my strengths. They know my weaknesses. I know theirs.

"And the second time going against a lineup, you need to adjust. Or you don't. I don't know. That's kind of one of those times when I like to rely on my instincts when I'm out there and just feel my way through a game."

The Red Sox will counter with left-hander David Price (0-1, 9.95 ERA over two starts this postseason) in pursuit of their first AL pennant since 2013. Price remains winless over 11 career postseason starts (0-9, 6.16 ERA) having not factored into the decision in Game 2 after allowing four runs on five hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings. However, with their 7-5 win, the Red Sox became the first team to claim victory in a postseason start made by Price.

Price warmed up in the bullpen during the eighth inning on Wednesday, poised to bail out closer Craig Kimbrel if need be. Kimbrel scuffled, allowing a run on two hits and three walks over two innings but held fast and sealed the 8-6 victory that gave Boston a commanding series lead.

"We know we're up 3-1," Boston manager Alex Cora said. "But they're a good team. They came back last year against the Yankees. They lost Game 6 of the World Series in Dodger Stadium and they won Game 7.

"It's not over. We know that. But to have a chance to finish (Thursday); that's always good. We're just going to show up (Thursday), get the information, play hard, and see what happens."


Last Updated: 11/14/2018 8:08:28 AM EST


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