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How to watch ALCS Game Five

The swing game of the series.

Championship Series - Houston Astros v Boston Red Sox - Game Four Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

On Tuesday night, the Red Sox had a chance to take total control of this ALCS against the Astros, with a win giving them a 3-1 series lead. Instead, the offense wasted some early chances, giving the Astros enough time to come back and eventually pull way away in the ninth to tie things up at two games apiece. The two sides now play a pivotal Game Five on Wednesday.

First Pitch Time and Place

5:08 PM ET; Fenway Park; Boston, Massachusetts

Pitching Matchup

Chris Sale vs. Framber Valdez

We get a rematch of Game One here for this game, with both pitchers looking to do better than they did their last time around. Sale looked a bit better than he had in his previous couple of outings, but still only went 2 23 innings, only allowing one run despite five hits and a walk with only two strikeouts. The Red Sox are going to need a bit more from him this time out. On the other side, Valdez had dominated Boston twice in the first half of the season, but the Red Sox adjusted their approach this next time around and knocked the lefty out after 2 23 innings. Look for different plans of attack from both southpaws in this game in an attempt to flip the script of the day.

How to watch

Not, just, like with your eyes. FS1 has the broadcast for this game, with Joe Buck and John Smoltz back in the booth.

How to listen

Not just, like, with your ears. WEEI and ESPN Radio have the calls for these games.


You can find the game odds from DK Sportsbook here. Game Five with the series tied at two games apiece is often the most pivotal in a seven-game series, and the Red Sox enter as very slight favorites, though the odds have it about as close to a push as you can get.