Astros vs Rays, 4:37 PM PDT, TV: TBS
This series will be played at Petco Park in San Diego. MLB previews the series with possible starting lineups and a whole lot of background information.
The Astros’ pitcher will be LHP Framber Valdez, who is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA this postseason. The Rays send out LHP Blake Snell, who is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA in this year’s postseason.
There’s a whole lot of baseball history on previous October 11ths. One of the more amusing items is this one:
1975 As the first host of Saturday Night Live, George Carlin compares baseball to football in the opening monologue of the ground-breaking show. The comedian jokes the national pastime a gentler game, portraying the sport as one which is pastoral and played in a park as opposed to football, in which the objective is to march downfield and penetrate enemy territory in a stadium.