first_imgThe Red Sox and Astros will face off first in a three-game series starting May 17 in Boston, and, if Las Vegas is to be believed, they have a good chance to face off in the postseason, as well.The Astros and Red Sox both have 7/1 odds to win the American League pennant, according to The Astros fell to the Red Sox in five games in the ALCS, but were only outscored by seven runs in the series. Houston came within an impossible Game 4 catch by Andrew Benintendi of a win and had a warning-track fly ball gone a few feet farther, the Astros would have taken a lead in the ninth inning of Game 2.Houston, however, beat Boston in the ALDS in 2017 on its way to the World Series. A rivalry is brewing and Bregman is here to stoke the fire. Related News Doug Fister set to retire, agent announces Phillies pitcher Pat Neshek thinks MLB’s labor peace is going to come to an endcenter_img New England’s win in the Super Bowl only made him want to beat Boston more.”After watching the Patriots win and with the Red Sox beating us last year, there’s no other city that I would like to beat more this year than Boston,” he said.This isn’t the first time Bregman has stirred things up with the Red Sox. Before Game 3 of the ALCS, he posted a video on Instagram showing back-to-back-to-back homers the Astros hit off of the game’s starter, Nathan Eovaldi, when he was still with the Rays.​ Eovaldi answered by throwing six innings of two-run ball in an 8-2 win. Alex Bregman hasn’t forgotten the Astros’ loss to the Red Sox in the American League Championship Series last season.“We battled. They got the better of us. A few of the guys on our team were banged up,” Bregman said on the “Going Deep with Chad and JT” podcast this week, via “That’s not an excuse at all. They played really well and played really good baseball. They’re well-coached and have a ton of good players.”last_img

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