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Red Sox vs. Astros lineup: Astro’s Dad faces his children

Last year’s title winners visit Fenway for a September showdown.

MLB: Miami Marlins at Boston Red Sox
His dog is named Astro, but that shouldn’t stop him.
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The Red Sox (97-44), fresh off one of the signature wins in this historic season, return to Fenway Park (7:10 p.m., NESN, MLBN out-of-market) to face the AL West-leading Astros (87-53) whom they’re relatively likely to see once again this October. Read the series preview here.

About tonight’s game: David Price (14-6, 3.60 ERA) takes the hill for another start in what looks like his defining season in Boston, facing a lineup he’s probably not done with on the year. The Astros counter with the Gerrit Cole (13-5, 2.86 ERA) who’s having a career year in his first season over from Pittsburgh, and ought to give the Sox as much as they can handle.

About Wednesday’s game: The Red Sox were down 7-1 entering the eighth inning. They won, 9-8. To quote Matt: This team, man.

Forecast: Hell yes. 69 degrees. You know what to do.

Today’s listening: Jake and Matt discuss the playoff roster.

A good tweet:


Game 142 vs. Astros

Lineup Spot Astros Red Sox
Lineup Spot Astros Red Sox
1 George Springer, RF Mookie Betts, RF
2 José Altuve, 2B Andrew Benintendi, LF
3 Alex Bregman, 3B J.D. Martinez, DH
4 Carlos Correa, SS Xander Bogaerts, SS
5 Tyler White, DH Mitch Moreland, 1B
6 Yuli Gurriel, 1B Ian Kinsler, 2B
7 Josh Reddick, LF Eduardo Núñez, 3B
8 Martín Maldonado, C Sandy León, C
9 Jake Marisnick, CF Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
SP Gerrit Cole, RHP David Price, LHP