Astros, Red Sox prepare for postseason rematch with World Series appearance at stake

Carlos Correa (L) and Mookie Betts (R).
Carlos Correa (L) and Mookie Betts (R). (Getty Images)

HOUSTON – The Astros will face the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series.

The Red Sox advanced with a Game 4 win Tuesday night in New York.

Houston advanced by completing a sweep of the Cleveland Indians on Monday.

Here's a look at the matchup in the ALCS:

Astros vs. Red Sox:

Houston went 4-3 against Boston this season. Houston hosted the Red Sox for a four-game series at Minute Maid Park, and then visited Fenway Park for a three-game set.

Houston and Boston split the series in Houston in late May and early June. The Astros won two out of three at Fenway in early September.

The Astros knocked the Red Sox out of the postseason last year, the only year the teams have met in the postseason. Houston won the 2017 ALDS in four games and celebrated the series victory on the field at Fenway Park.

In their seven matchups this season, the Astros averaged 4.9 runs per game and the Red Sox averaged 4.4 runs per game.

Historically, the Red Sox have a 31-23 record against the Astros, including a 17-10 record at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox hold homefield advantage over the Astros.