Leading 3-0 in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series, the Tampa Bay Rays can secure a spot in the World Series with a win in Game 4 on Wednesday against the Houston Astros.
The Rays were the AL's top-seeded team and are looking to win their first league championship since 2008, which marked the franchise's only World Series appearance. Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena went 6-for-12 with a home run in the first three games of the series at Petco Park in San Diego and is batting .462 overall in the postseason.
Only one team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit – the Boston Red Sox in the 2004 ALCS against the New York Yankees.
Time: 8:40 p.m. ET
TV channel: TBS
Betting odds: SportsBookWire.usatoday.com
Kevin Kiermaier makes a leaping catch in Game 3. (Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports)
Right-hander Tyler Glasnow (postseason: 2-0, 11 IP, 6 ER, 18 K) gets the start for the Rays in Game 4..Glasnow has started three games in the postseason, most recently the decisive Game 5 in the ALDS against the Yankees.
The Astros turn to veteran Zack Greinke (postseason: 8 ⅔ IP, 5 ER) to save their season. Greinke has made two starts in the playoffs, but dealt with arm soreness during Houston's ALDS win against the Athletics.
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