MLB Postseason, ALDS Preview 2021: White Sox vs Astros & Red Sox vs Rays

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The Wild Card round is over, and now the MLB Playoffs divisional series will start on Thursday night. The American League Divisional Series matchups will open the round. The first game will be between the White Sox and Astros. The Red Sox and Astros will finish the night. Here is a breakdown of both ALDS matchups.

ALDS Game One: White Sox vs. Astros, 4:07 p.m. EST., FS1

Starting Pitchers : (Chi) Lance Lynn vs. (Hou) Lance McCullers Jr. 

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The White Sox and Astros will kick off the playoff action on Thursday. Houston will be an electric sight for this matchup. The Astros want to prove that 2017 wasn’t a fluke and that the cheating scandal can finally be put to bed. The White Sox’s last playoff series win came in 2005 when the team took its third World Series crown in franchise history. The White Sox starting pitcher Lance Lynn has plenty of playoff experience, including a few appearances in the ALDS in 2018 with the Yankees. Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr is no stranger to playoff pitching with a World Series win under his belt.

ALDS Game One: Red Sox vs. Rays, 8:07 p.m. EST., FS1

Starting Pitchers: (Bos) Eduardo Rodriguez vs. (Tam) Shane McClanahan

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The AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays will welcome the AL Wild Card Series winner, the Boston Red Sox, to Tampa Bay on Thursday night. Boston is coming off an emotional Wild Card win over hated rival, the Yankees. Now they must beat the Rays, a team that has won the AL East in each of the last two seasons. The Rays are hungry to return to the World Series in back-to-back seasons. This time, Tampa hopes to finish the job.

October baseball is back, and in a big way. The National League will start their side of the playoffs tomorrow. That will be a day full of baseball. One hundred sixty-two games to get to these playoffs. Fans of these playoff teams should soak in these moments. Strap in for a fun October filled with iconic moments.

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