The ALDS features two match-ups where the regular season series winner won the series by one game. The Yankees-Red Sox series will get all the pub nationally but it’s the Indians-Astros that has the potential to be great.
Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros
Season Series: Houston Astros 4-3
The two teams are evenly matched and there are arguments to be made that Cleveland could win this series in four or five. After implementing it’s own “trust the process”, the Astros have made the playoffs 3 out of the last 4 seasons. The Indians bring in a pitching staff that sees four starters with over 200 strikeouts.
Prediction: Houston in 5
New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
Season Series: Boston Red Sox 10-9
For some, the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry never gets old. The season series was as close as it could be with the Red Sox getting the tenth win in the final game of the season series. The Yankees are undefeated at home the last two postseasons. But it’s Boston with home-field advantage and they won 7 of the 10 games at Fenway.
Predictions: Boston in 3