HOUSTON -- Game 2 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan between Houston and Boston will feature the same Astros lineup that pounced on lefty Chris Sale for seven runs in an 8-2 Game 1 victory at Minute Maid Park on Thursday.
Game 2 of the best-of-five ALDS is scheduled to begin today at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT on FS1.
Houston will be tasked with another left-handed opponent, with Drew Pomeranz going for the Red Sox in opposition of Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel. Pomeranz fared admirably against the Astros this season, going 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA in two starts. Jose Altuve, who crushed three homers in Game 1, is 7-for-19 (.412) lifetime against Pomeranz, while catcher Brian McCann is the lone Houston player with a homer off the lefty.
Red Sox manager John Farrell is switching up his batting order from Game 1, largely because designated hitter Eduardo Nunez was forced out of Game 1 in the first inning with a right knee injury. Boston has added outfielder Chris Young to its roster, and he is in the lineup hitting sixth. The 34-year-old Young is 7-for-23 with two doubles, a triple and three RBIs lifetime off Keuchel.
"Dallas Keuchel," Farrell said. "Deven's ability to handle left-handed pitching as he's done this year. The addition of Drew on the mound today with the potential of more balls hit on the ground on the pull side. Wanted his bat, his glove at the position."