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Gamethread: Astros at Red Sox (ALDS Game 3)

Ready yourselves for an offensive explosion that will break the series tie!

Championship Series - Houston Astros v Boston Red Sox - Game Three Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Hey, we got a series in Boston, where the Red Sox and Houston are tied in the early going, one game apiece.

Given the prodigious offensive output so far in this battle, Murphy’s Law could kick in and find an apparent weak pitching matchup to be the game where finally a starter takes a no-hitter into the sixth.

But, probably not.

Tonight pits Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez against Houston’s José Urquidy. The bullpens are already fatigued, so even if the starters wheeze to mid-game — Urquidy the better bet there, but Rodriguez better-rested — the bats could pummel the reliever just as likely.

No fan of the Red Sox here, but any time when Boston’s offense can steal thunder from the worst team of cheaters this century is a good time.

The game is on FS1 and ESPN 1000 radio, 7:08 p.m. CT. Yes, MLB is scared to go up against Monday Night Football on regular broadcast TV.