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ALCS Game 5 Open Thread: Red Sox vs. Astros, 8:09 p.m.

The Red Sox can clinch a trip to the World Series with a win on Thursday.

League Championship Series - Boston Red Sox v Houston Astros - Game Four Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Boston Red Sox (108-54) at Houston Astros (103-59)

Time/Place: 8:39 p.m., Minute Maid Park
Series: 3-1, Boston
SB Nation sites: Over the Monster and The Crawfish Boxes
Media: TBS,
Pitching Matchup: LHP David Price (16-7, 3.58 ERA) vs. RHP Justin Verlander (16-9, 2.52 ERA)

ALCS Game 5 Pitching Matchup

Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP fWAR
Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP fWAR
Price 176.0 24.5 6.9 4.02 2.7
Verlander 214.0 34.8 4.4 2.78 6.8