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Monday, 09 October 2017 16:05

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros: ALDS Game 4 Pregame Notes 10/9/17

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Rick Porcello will take the mound in Game 4 on Monday afternoon. Rick Porcello will take the mound in Game 4 on Monday afternoon. Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox look to force a decisive Game 5 with the Astros on Monday in a Game 4 matinee matchup.

Boston looks to even the ALDS at two games when they send Rick Porcello to the mound to oppose Charlie Morton. Even with rain in the forecast, the intention is to start the game on time and get through the nine innings unscathed.

Here’s what you need to know before the first pitch is thrown:

Porcello threw an inning of scoreless relief in Game 1 and hasn’t started a playoff game since Game 1 of the ALDS in 2016 where he threw 4.1 innings and gave up five earned runs. He has a 5.40 ERA through 10 postseason appearances.

Boston last saw Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton on Sept. 29 where he gave up two runs over 5.1 innings of work.

Xander Bogaerts has yet to have a hit in the series (0-for14). He bats second in the lineup today.

Red Sox starting pitchers have a 5.68 ERA in the playoffs.

Sox skipper John Farrell said Chris Sale is available out of the bullpen today. He also said David Price is available but wants to stay away from him after he pitched four scoreless innings in Game 3.

Games 1-3 were decided by five runs or more – this is the first time in MLB history this has happened.

Craig Kimbrel and Addison Reed are available for a combined nine outs today. Farrell said he would hope to get six outs from Kimbrel.

Charlie Morton held left-handed batters to a .561 OPS in the regular season. He faces four left-handed batters in Boston’s lineup today.

He also gave up two runs or fewer in each of his five starts in September.

Boston’s lineup:

Dustin Pedroia, 2B

Xander Bogaerts, SS

Andrew Benintendi, LF

Mookie Betts, RF

Mitch Moreland, 1B

Hanley Ramirez, DH

Rafael Devers, 3B

Christian Vazquez C

Jackie Bradley Jr., RF

Rick Porcello, RHP

Houston’s lineup:

George Springer, CF

Josh Reddick, RF

Jose Altuve, 2B

Carlos Correa, SS

Marwin Gonzalez, LF

Alex Bregman, 3B

Yuli Gurriel, 1B

Evan Gattis, DH

Brian McCann, C

Charlie Morton, RHP

First pitch is set for 1:08 p.m.

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Lauren Campbell

Lauren Campbell is a beat writer for the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins at CLNS Radio. Currently, Lauren is also an account manager for Suburban Glass & Mirror.

Lauren studied at Framingham State University where she is a 2015 graduate with a degree in English and a concentration in journalism. She was the sports editor for the Universtiy's student newspaper, the Gatepost.

Before joining CLNS, Lauren interned at Comcast Sports Net New England, as well as the Medfield and Westwood Press newspapers.

Additionally, Lauren has been a freelance production assistant with MLB and NFL Network, and assisted in pre and post-game set up during the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park. She has also worked for ESPN and MLB International.

Lauren has been a lifetime die-hard Red Sox fan and is a baseball enthusiast.

You can follow Lauren on Twitter: @lalalalaurrrren

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