SOX: J.D. Martinez. ASTROS: Tyler White, Evan Gattis The rundown: In the Division Series for the Sox, the matchup was intriguing because of the history of how each team acquired its primary designated hitter. In this one, there is no history. Nor is there much of a question as to which team has the better DH. Martinez has proven to be an offensive catalyst while helping other hitters on the team improve. His .330 batting average was second on the team behind Betts. Neither White nor Gattis can match Martinez head-to-head.
EDGE: Red Sox