Ti­tans col­lide in ‘semi-fi­nals’

The Nation - - SPORT -

The World Se­ries cham­pi­ons Hous­ton Astros launch their pur­suit of an­other Amer­i­can League ti­tle at 7am on Sun­day (Thai­land time) against the Red Sox in a clash of the two best teams in base­ball.

The Astros won a club-record 103 games in the reg­u­lar sea­son - but they still couldn’t match the ma­jor league­lead­ing 108 games won by the Red Sox.

The ALCS (semi-fi­nal) marks just the third time since the wild card round was in­tro­duced in 1995 that the top two reg­u­lar-sea­son teams will meet in a league cham­pi­onship se­ries.

The Astros ap­pear to have the edge in pitch­ing and have ace Justin Ver­lan­der on the mound in game one.

The Na­tional League Cham­pi­onship Se­ries be­gins at 7am Satur­day (Thai­land time) and fea­tures two of the hottest teams in base­ball: the Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers and Los An­ge­les Dodgers.

VER­LAN­DER

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