Astros (2-1) @ Rays
Verlander is 6-1, 1.83 in his last seven starts; he is 6-3, 2.87 in 10 starts at the Trop, and is 14-7, 3.05 in 26 playoff games (25 starts).
Bullpen game for Tampa Bay; hard to handicap bullpen games.
Houston is in playoffs for 4th time in five years; they won 2017 World Series, lost ALCS LY. Astros are 5-5 vs Tampa Bay this year; home side won eight of the ten games, including all three games in this series.
Rays won the Wild Card game last Wednesday; they’re in playoffs for first time since 2013. Tampa Bay is 1-3 in the ALCS, winning their first one in 2008, losing the last three.