Having tied the best-of-seven American League Championship Series at three games apiece, the Houston Astros are on the verge of pulling off a historic comeback against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Astros have won the last three games after falling behind 3-0 and seem to have all the momentum heading into Saturday night's winner-take-all Game 7. Only one team in history – the 2004 Boston Red Sox – has won a series after losing the first three games.
The Rays, batting just .199 in the series, have struggled with timely hitting in recent day, going 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position in Games 4-6. Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is 10-for-22 (.455) with three home runs and five RBI in the ALCS.
Here's everything you need to know for Saturday's Game 7:
Time: 8:37 p.m. ET
TV channel: TBS
Betting odds: SportsBookWire.usatoday.com
Yandy Diaz and Martin Maldonado during the Astros' Game 6 win. (Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports)
Right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. (postseason: 4.09 ERA, 16 K in 11 innings) gets the ball for the Astros in Game 7. McCullers has big-game pedigree, tossing four shutout innings to get the save in Game 7 of the 2017 ALCS along with a 2 ⅓-inning scoreless start in Game 7 of the World Series.
Trying to avoid the collapse, the Rays turn to right-hander Charlie Morton (postseason: 0.90 ERA, 11 K in 10 innings). The 36-year-old is known for his Game 7 heroics from his time with the Astros, picking up wins in the 2017 ALCS and World Series clinching games, giving up just one run in nine total innings.
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