The Houston Astros split the first two games at Dodgers stadium. The ideal outcome for any team that doesn’t have home field advantage but Houston completed the playoffs with an 8-1 record at home, the one loss was to the Dodgers in Game 4. Thus, the Astros return to Dodger Stadium
The Astros have proven throughout the season, they are ready to win on the road. Houston led the league in runs (501), hits (827), doubles (181), home runs* (123), RBIs (472), average (.284), on-base percentage (.351), slugging (.483), and OPS (.834). The only category the Astros didn’t lead in triples (Mets and Pirates had 20) in standard stats.
But why have the Astros struggled on the road in the playoffs? Because of Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill, Doug Fister, David Price (4 IP in relief), Rick Porcello, Chris Sale (4 2⁄3 IP in relief), CC Sabathia, Sonny Gray, and Masahiro Tanaka started or appeared in those road games.
The one name that doesn't belong, Doug Fister, was knocked out after one inning of work.
The Astros have faced some tough starting pitching on the road. But if any team is going to be successful at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, it’s the Astros.