Red Sox manager Alex Cora confirmed following Sunday night's Game 2 ALCS win over the Astros that righthander Nathan Eovaldi will get the start Tuesday night for Game 3, in Houston.
Nate Eovaldi to start Game 3 for Red Sox— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) October 15, 2018
Cora didn't name a Game 3 starter prior to tonight's game, and suggested that either Eovaldi or fellow starter Rick Porcello could make a relief appearance in tonight's game. Porcello, the former Cy Young winner, came out of the bullpen to throw a brilliant eighth inning to aid the Red Sox' cause in their 7-5 win, virtually assuring Eovaldi would get the next start.
Eovaldi, a Houston native, was masterful in his first playoff start for the Red Sox, allowing just one earned run and inducing 13 ground balls, with five strikeouts, over seven innings as Boston blew out the New York Yankees, 16-1, in Game 3 of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium.