American League Divisional Series Game 5Published October 14, 2015 by Sol FH
Which teams will face off in the ALCS? Catch all the hard hitting action tonight at 21:00 and again at 1:00 GMT.
Well this is it. Game 5 of the American League Divisional Series gets underway tonight beginning at 21:00 GMT between the Rangers vs Blue Jays and again at 1:00 between the Astros vs Royals. Only two of these teams will move on to the AL Championship Series and move one step closer to a spot in the World Series.
Rangers @ Blue Jays
This series has been as good as one could possibly hope for. The Rangers walked into Toronto and won the first two games away, which left the Jays needing to win two games on the road and that is exactly what they did. The comeback was everything that Jays fans could’ve hoped for, watching their sluggers Donaldson, Encarnacion and Tulowitzki take early leads in games 3 and 4 to send the series for the final tonight at Rogers Centre.
The Blue Jays are throwing Marcus Stroman at the Rangers tonight, which may be a good thing for the Rangers, as they were able to beat him in game 2. Texas is going with Cole Hamels, whom also pitched in game 2. Hamels allowed four runs to be scored, struck out six and didn’t walk a single batter in seven innings. Lest we forget that game 2 went a total of 14 innings, which is not something either team wants to see happen again tonight.
Astros @ Royals
Who will it be? Kansas City or Houston? Tonight is the final game of their ALDS series and both teams have shown they have what it takes to get the win. This series has been just as exciting as the other AL series, but Royals fans are hoping their team can overcome the superb pitching from the Astros bullpen and get the win.
Houston will put Colling McHugh back on the mound tonight with hopes that he can seal the deal. The Royals are going with Johnny Cueto, whom got the win in a tough Game 2 battle, retiring the last 12 of 14 hitters he faced.
This is the last chance for punters looking to get in on the betting props that bet365 is offering for the ALDS. In the first game of the night, the Jays are favorites to win at 1.50, but we cannot forget that the Rangers beat them in Toronto, which is why they are not too far behind at 2.70. In the second game, the Royals are at 1.74, while the Astros are at 2.15. Those odds won’t bring in the biggest profits, but when you mix that with the Live In Play and the other pre-game props available at bet365, markets are in favor of punters and there is lucrative cash to be won.