We have a pair of incredibly important playoff baseball games to be played on Tuesday. The outcomes are likely to shape how the series could play out and who will reach the World Series.
The MLB odds have both home teams favored, but that does guaranteed how the results will be even if the visitor is only 7-18 in the postseason.
The Astros still lead the series after Monday’s 8-1 pounding and there are serious concerns about baseball’s No.1 offense. Houston has rung up five total runs in the series after averaging 5.5 runs per contest in the regular season. The Astros would not be the first team to exit the playoffs when its offense went ice cold and they will try to solve the Yankees Sonny Gray (10-13, 3.65 ERA), whom they are 4-5 against in nine starts, but have taken the last three with Gray walking too many batters.
New York knows how good Houston has been on the road this season at 54-30, however, the Bronx Bombers are 55-30 in their building and since Sept. 2nd, Joe Girardi’s guys are 17-3 at Yankee Stadium, including four consecutive postseason victories.