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ALDS Game 4 Thread. October 12, 2021, 1:07 CDT. Astros @ White Sox.

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McCullers takes the mound to close out the White Sox in Chicago. Bring on Bawston.

MLB: ALDS-Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Was the rainout good?

It allows the Astros to bring in their ace to close the ALDS out in four. But it also means that if the Astros make the ALCS, their ace won't be available against the Red Sox until Game 3.

Take care of business now, says Dusty Baker.

The Chicago White Sox stand pat with their scheduled fourth starter, Carlos Rodon. He was the best pitcher in the AL until a shoulder injury diminished his velocity. That he gets the nod with Lance Lynn waiting on full rest tells me the White Sox are confident in Rodon’s health.

I think this could be a low-scoring game.

Here’s the lineups.

Tucker still bats 7th with over a third of the Astros’ playoff RBI production and the highest season OPS on the team. Hmmmmm.