Maddie Meyer/Getty ImagesThe Boston Red Sox won 7-5 on Sunday night http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authentic-sonny-gray-jersey , knotting up their ALCS matchup with the Houston Astros at one game apiece.The series now shifts to Minute Maid Park in Houston, as the Astros will look to put things away at home, while the Red Sox will have to win at least one game to force the series back to Fenway Park.Ahead is a look at what's left of the ALCS schedule, some updated World Series odds and a quick outlook of what lies ahead in the series.ALCS ScheduleGame 3 (at HOU):Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 5:09 p.m. ET on TBSGame 4 (at HOU):Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 8:39 p.m. ET on TBSGame 5 (at HOU):Thursday, Oct. 18 at 8:09 p.m. ET on TBS*Game 6 (at BOS):Saturday, Oct. 20 at 5:09 p.m. ET on TBS*Game 7 (at BOS):Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7:39 p.m. ET on TBS*If necessary Odds to Win 2018 World Series (via OddsShark)Astros: +175Red Sox: +290Series OutlookDallas KeuchelGregory Shamus/Getty ImagesThe Game 3 pitching matchup will pit a pair of upcoming free agents against one another, as Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel (12-11, 3.74 ERA, 153 K Luis Severino Jersey , 204.2 IP) takes on Red Sox deadline-addition Nathan Eovaldi (6-7, 3.81 ERA, 101 K, 111.0 IP).Eovaldi threw a gem in his postseason debut in Game 3 of the ALDS, allowing just five hits and one earned run in seven innings of work against the Yankees.Keuchel lasted five innings in his ALDS outing, giving up four hits and two earned runs. He has a 3.28 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 46.2 innings.Charlie Morton (15-3, 3.13 ERA, 201 K, 167.0 IP) and Rick Porcello (17-7, 4.28 ERA, 190 K, 191.1 IP) are the scheduled starters for Game 4 http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authentic-aaron-hicks-jersey , and both pitchers have enjoyed their fair share of recent postseason success.Porcello picked up the win in his ALDS start by allowing one run in 5.2 innings in the Game 4 clincher.Morton didn't take a turn in the ALDS as the Astros swept the Cleveland Indians, but he was instrumental in the team's World Series success last year. He posted a 1.74 ERA and 0.58 WHIP with 11 strikeouts in 10.1 innings in one start and one relief appearance.Both teams have stacked offenses, so if one of those back-of-the-rotation starters can turn in a dominant start, it could swing the entire series.The ace matchup of Justin Verlander and Chris Sale will be on tap again for Game 5, and the pitching decisions from there will be dictated by who is on top in the series.We're just two games in, but this series already has the makings of a seven-game classic. All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference, unless otherwise noted. For many years, the Chicago Cubs had to look up to find their rival St. Louis Cardinals in the standings.Times have changed.Chicago (94-66) has a chance to secure its fourth consecutive National League Central title against the Cardinals during the final weekend of the regular season at Wrigley Field. The Cubs’ magic number is two to clinch the division over the second-place Milwaukee Brewers, who are hosting the Detroit Tigers this weekend.Article continues below ...“Our destiny is in our hands,” Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant told the Chicago Tribune. “If we (pick each other up), we’re going to be in a good spot.”Meanwhile, St. Louis (87-73) is in a much more difficult spot with two games to go.The Cardinals emerged as a legitimate playoff contender after replacing ex-manager Mike Matheny with Mike Shildt Aaron Judge Jersey , who has led the team to a 40-27 record since taking over just before the All-Star break. But a late-season stumble has pushed St. Louis to the outside looking in when it comes to the wild card.“Clearly, the back is completely against the wall,” Shildt said to reporters after an 8-4 loss in Friday’s series opener.The Cardinals’ task will not get any easier as they go up against Cubs left-hander Cole Hamels on Saturday afternoon.The 34-year-old Hamels is 4-2 with a 2.47 ERA with Chicago and 9-11 with a 3.87 ERA including his time with the Texas Rangers earlier this season. Hamels has allowed two earned runs or fewer in nine of 11 starts with the Cubs.In 13 career starts against the Cardinals, Hamels is 4-4 with a 2.79 ERA. He has struck out 87 batters in 84 innings.St. Louis will send out right-hander Miles Mikolas (17-4, 2.94 ERA), who has taken over the role of ace and earned a selection to the All-Star Game this summer. The 30-year-old is 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA in his last three outings.Mikolas is 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA in five games (three starts) against the Cubs during his career. He is the Cardinals’ first pitcher to win 17 or more games in his first season with the club since the late Darryl Kile won 19 games in 2000.Cubs manager Joe Maddon is trying to lead the team to its fourth straight appearance in the NL Championship Series and its second World Series title in the past three years.“It’s a very alert time of the year,” Maddon said. “You’re always on alert. You don’t really let your guard down, ever. …“It’s always good to be able to hold a lead. But when you get to this time a year against really good teams like St. Louis and whomever else we’re going to play, you have this heightened state of alert about your mind and your observations and trying to piece things together. I’d rather you get more mentally alert as opposed to trying to do more physically.”The Cubs are 50-29 at home. The Cardinals are 44-35 on the road.St. Louis holds a 9-8 edge in the regular-season series. Both teams have scored 89 runs against one another.
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