Today we get to experience the best thing in sports: Game 7. After losing Game 5 in heartbreaking fashion, the Texas Rangers bounced back last night with a 9-2 win over the Houston Astros to set up tonight’s winner-take-all game with a spot in the World Series on the line. Max Scherzer (13-6, 3.77 ERA in the regular season) will get the ball for the Rangers, while Cristian Javier (10-5, 4.56 ERA) gets the nod for the Astros.
Scherzer was rocked for five runs over four innings in Game 3, which was his first start since the middle of September. He has a 3.80 ERA over 28 career starts in October, and will be making his fifth start in a postseason winner-take-all-game. The Rangers’ offense found its stride in a big way on Sunday thanks in large part to a game-breaking grand slam from Adolis Garcia, who was plunked in a benches-clearing incident the game prior.
Javier was solid in his Game 3 start, as he allowed two runs over 5.2 innings in the Astros’ 8-5 win. He has a career 2.08 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP in the postseason. The Astros lineup has been clicking as of late (Jose Abreu, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez all have OPSes of .800 or better this postseason), but they’ll need some production from Kyle Tucker (.131 postseason average) if they want to win tonight.
The Astros are -125 moneyline favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook, while the Rangers are +105 underdogs. The run total is set at 9.
Rangers vs. Astros ALCS Game 7 live stream
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