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Gamethread: Red Sox at Astros (ALCS Game 6)

Trash v trash, in a battle for sanitation supremacy!

MLB: ALCS-Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Pretty cool how we ended up with the two dirtiest teams in the game, playing for the AL pennant. For everyone who wants to say, well, just forget it, old news, well ... nah. Sorry Boston, sorry Houston, you are tainted. Whenever you say you’ve won on the field from here, we are forced to pause and think, really?

And when BOTH cheating scandal teams make it to the ALCS, we are forced to pause and think, REALLY!

Houston scored 18 runs on 23 hits in the last two games in Boston, turning the tide of the series. Huh. How about that. Maybe Alex Cora needed to step up his ... off-the-field ... game. Oh well, too late now, back to trashcan minute maid park.

In this weird, mixed up world where aces are relievers and relievers start, Game 4 relief loser Nathan Eovaldi will be the call to start Game 6 for Boston. The starting pitcher version of Eovaldi is 3-0 with a 3.45 ERA in the postseason so far, so that’s a good thing for the Red Sox.

Opposing Eovaldi is Luis Garcia, who left his Game 2 start with a knee strain after just one inning. Garcia has been strong in Houston this season, but extremely hittable in the playoffs.

Game is at 7:08 p.m. CT on FS1. Bring the Tums, because this one is going to burn, either way.