After losing Game 4 last night, the Houston Astros are at the brink of elimination down 3-1 in the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox.
Luckily, they have their ace on the bump today, as Justin Verlander tries to save their season and send this series back to Boston for a Game 6.
Astros lineup has Altuve back at DH, Correa at cleanup spot pic.twitter.com/cku5YUIRil— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) October 18, 2018
One of the biggest shifts in the lineup from last night is that Carlos Correa has moved up from the seventh spot in the lineup and is hitting cleanup.
Correa has hit safely in every game this series and went 3-for-4 last night with a double and two RBI. With left-handed starter David Price on the mound tonight, Josh Reddick will be on the bench in favor of the righty Jake Marisnick.
Last night Reddick made a clutch diving catch in the ninth inning as the bases were loaded and a hit would have put the game out of reach.
Josh Reddick keeps some runs off the board pic.twitter.com/yhQPXa7sXC— Take Your Base Sports (@takeyourbasepod) October 18, 2018
The Astros ended losing on a similar play in the bottom half of the inning, when Andrew Benintendi made a great catch to end the game.
Houston hopes that today the luck is on their side so that they can extend this series.