Well, game on! The ALCS between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros is now knotted at two games apiece. Tonight's Game 5 will put the winner one win away from the World Series with the loser facing elimination in Game 6 on Sunday back in Houston. After taking the first two games on the road, the Rangers have now dropped two in a row at home.
The game tonight will pit a rematch of Game 1's starting pitchers. The Rangers will give the ball to Jordan Montgomery and the Astros will counter with Justin Verlander. Both hurlers pitched very well in Game 1. Texas came out on top in that contest by a score of 2 to 0. It is doubtful that the game tonight will be as low scoring as the previous time the pitchers matched each other. When a pitcher has to face the same team just a matter of days from the last time they pitched against them, it can be a difficult task.
Thus far the home team has struggled in this series. The Rangers will aim to change that trend tonight and finally give the home crowd something to cheer about at the end of the game.
What TV channel are the Texas Rangers on today (October 20)?
The Rangers vs. Astros game will move to the afternoon time slot today with the first pitch coming at 4:07 CT. Today's Rangers game will again be broadcast on FS1.
Check out all of the pertinent info about Game 5 of the ALCS between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros below.
Friday, Oct 20th
Globe Life Field
This ALCS has now turned into a best two out of three series. The team that can win two more games will represent the American League in the World Series. Enoy the ride!