Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve both hit into Crawford Boxes in the Astros' win over the Red Sox in the ALCS Game 1. (0:58).
HOUSTON -- Jose Urquidy will be the Astros' starter in Game 3 of American League Championship Series. The series moves to Fenway Park on Monday night. The Red Sox have yet to commit to a starter.
Urquidy missed two months of regular season due to shoulder discomfort. He went 8-3 with a 3.62 ERA for Houston and 90 strikeouts. The 26-year old right-hander has had four career postseason starts and a 2.81 ERA in eight matches. Houston was originally scheduled to begin Game 4 against the Chicago White Sox. However, due to weather delays, Houston turned to Lance McCullers Jr. for regular rest.
Alex Cora, Red Sox manager, refused to commit to his starting pitcher for Game 3 when asked if righty Nick Pivetta would take the mound Monday.
Cora stated, "We'll get to it when we get there." "We are not going to name a Game 3 starter. We'll wait to see what happens today and then we'll move on."
Houston leads the best of seven series with a win of 5-4 in Game 1 on Friday.
Both managers were hesitant to plan ahead for their rotations because the teams used 16 pitchers together in Game 1.
Baker replied, "We can't get that far yet." Baker was asked if he thought about who would play Game 4 on Tuesday. "We have two more games to go before we reach the finals, so it all depends on who we use and how we play them."
Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi faces Astros rookie Luis Garcia in Game 2 on Saturday.