Chicago will face Houston in the first game of the ALDS
Chicago White Sox (93-69, first in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (95-67, first in the AL West)
Houston; Thursday, 4:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Lance Lynn (0-0, 2.69 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 176 strikeouts) Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. (0-0, 3.16 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 185 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -136, White Sox +116; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Lance McCullers Jr. and Houston will play Chicago in Game 1 of the ALDS.
The Astros were 51-30 in home games in 2021.
The White Sox went 40-41 in road games in 2021.
TOP PERFORMERS: Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with 33 home runs and is batting .277.
Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 117 RBIs and is batting .260.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 4-6, .222 batting average, 5.09 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
White Sox: 7-3, .267 batting average, 3.35 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs
INJURIES: Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Andre Scrubb: (shoulder), Rafael Montero: (shoulder), Tyler Ivey: (undisclosed), Kent Emanuel: (elbow), Pedro Baez: (shoulder), Freudis Nova: (knee), Taylor Jones: (covid-19).
White Sox: Evan Marshall: (elbow), Jimmy Cordero: (elbow), Brian Goodwin: (back).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.