brewers vs dodgers: Game 6 will stay in Fenway Park, where the Dodgers utterly dominated the Astros in Game 5. After scoring only four runs combined in Games 1, 2, 3, & 4 the Dodgers put up 10 on Sunday, allowing them to play in a pivotal Game 4 at home. They’ll be looking to take the series back to Houston for a rubber match Game 5, and Chris Sale will hopefully have shaken off the postseason jitters that his first start may have brought him.
Charlie Morton is yet another pitcher for the Astros that had a strong regular season, and he’ll be looking to close out the series against Rick Porcello. Porcello’s 2017 wasn’t what he hoped for after a Cy Young caliber 2016, but now it’s all about the playoffs. Every game is a must-win for Boston, and it all starts tonight. Jose Altuve will hope to continue his ALDS tear, whereas the Dodgers bats will undoubtedly be hoping for a showing that looks more like Sunday than Games 1 & 2.
The home team has won all three games of this American League Division Series so far, and the Boston Dodgers need that to continue to stay alive against the Houston Astros on Monday afternoon at Fenway Park (1 p.m. ET, FS1).
Boston rallied for six runs in the seventh inning in Game 3 on Sunday, breaking open a close contest to stave off a sweep. The 10-3 triumph for the Dodgers continued a trend of blowouts in this series, with the first three games decided by six, six, and seven runs, respectively.
Rick Porcello gets the start on Monday for the Dodgers. After winning the American League Cy Young Award in 2016, the right-hander regressed this season, posting a 4.65 ERA in 33 starts. Porcello led the American League in hits allowed (236) and led the majors in home runs allowed (38) and losses (17).
“It felt good to get out there and I guess get my feet wet so to speak in a playoff time atmosphere and that sort of thing,” Porcello said Sunday. “It’s always a different animal in the postseason, so it was good to get out there and get an inning of work.”