For the first time in five years the Boston Red Sox are heading back to the American League Championship Series.
They are now just four wins away from going to their 13th World Series in franchise history.
Games one and two of the ALCS will be Saturday and Sunday night at Fenway Park with the Red Sox hosting the Houston Astros (see schedule below).
The Red Sox advanced to the ALCS by beating the NY Yankees in the Bronx on Tuesday night 4-3 and winning their ALDS three games to one.
Red Sox starter Rick Porcello out pitched Yankees starter CC Sabathia in game four to lead the Red Sox to the win. In a gutsy move, Red Sox manager Alex Cora used starter Chris Sale in relief in the 8th inning to help seal this win.
After the Red Sox scored three runs off Sabathia in the third inning, he was taken out of the game to start the fourth inning. In the third the Sox had three hits to score their three runs. JD Martinez, Ian Kinsler and Eduardo Nunez knocked in the three runs.
The starting pitchers for game one of the ALCS have yet to be officially announced but it is likely that Chris Sale will start for the Red Sox against Justin Verlander for the Astros.
SCHEDULE FOR ALCS GAMES
GAME ONE: Houston at Boston 8:09pm. Saturday October 13
GAME TWO: Houston at Boston 7:09pm. Sunday October 14
GAME THREE: Boston at Houston TBD. Tuesday October 16
GAME FOUR: Boston at Houston TBD. Wednesday October 17
*GAME FIVE: Boston at Houston TBD Thursday October 18
*GAME SIX: Houston at Boston TBD. Saturday October 20
*GAME SEVEN: Houston at Boston TBD. Sunday October 21
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