After handling the New York Yankees in four games, the Boston Red Sox will go against the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series beginning this Saturday night at Fenway Park.
The best-of-seven series will be a rematch of last year's ALDS, one that was won by the Astros in four games, and will see Red Sox manager Alex Cora against his former team (Cora served as a bench coach for the Astros last season).
Here's the complete schedule for the series.
Game 1: Saturday, Oct. 13, 8:09 p.m. at Fenway Park
The Astros and Red Sox will kick this series off Saturday night at Fenway Park. The only show in town thanks to the NHL's decision to move the Bruins-Red Wings game up to 3 p.m., Game 1 will feature Chris Sale going against the Astros' Justin Verlander in a true battle of American League aces.
Game 2: Sunday, Oct. 14, 7:09 p.m. at Fenway Park
Still in search of his first postseason win as a starter, David Price gets the call for the Red Sox in Game 2.
This game will go against the Sunday Night Football showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots.
"You know Boston sports fans, they’re going to have two TVs," Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said of the scheduling conflict. "The Red Sox game right there and the Patriots game right there and you know, probably halftime of our game, the Red Sox game will be up or something. You’ve got to give them credit. Our fans, those Boston fans, New England fans, they’re die-hard fans. Not just for football but for every sport around here. So you know they’ll find a way to watch both."
Game 3: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 5:09 p.m. at Minute Maid Park
Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8:39 p.m. at Minute Maid Park
Game 5: Thursday, Oct. 18, 8:08 p.m. at Minute Maid Park
Game 6: Saturday, Oct. 20, 5:09 p.m. at Fenway Park
It was in this exact setting that the Red Sox last captured an American League pennant, as a Shane Victorino grand slam against the Tigers in Game 6 in 2013 pushed the Red Sox to the World Series, where they defeated the Cardinals in six games.
One thing to note about this game: If there is no NLCS Game 7 between the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers, this game will be moved to primetime.
Game 7: Sunday, Oct. 21, 7:39 p.m. at Fenway Park
All ALCS games can be watched on TBS.