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LAKELAND Larry Doby Jersey , Fla. (AP) — Matt Moore’s mind isn’t just on spring training.He traveled to Tampa, where his wife his due to give birth any day now, then returned to Lakeland for the Detroit Tigers‘ first workout.“Everything’s OK,” the 29-year-old left-hander said Wednesday. “It’s our first baby.”An All-Star with Tampa Bay in 2013, Moore was 3-8 with a 6.79 ERA last year in 12 starts and 27 relief appearances for Texas, a season after going 6-15 for San Francisco. He agreed to a $2.5 million deal with the Tigers and is projected to be part of a rotation that includes Matthew Boyd, Michael Fulmer, Jordan Zimmermann and Tyson Ross.“There are a lot of jobs open, which is what you want,” second-year manager Ron Gardenhire said.“Last year I was in a similar situation, coming in with a new team, so it’s just a matter of meeting everybody Bob Feller Jersey ,” Moore said. “It’s cool to have the opportunity to start again, especially with a new club.”Detroit is coming off a 64-98 season,“I think baseball is one of those things where you’re going good or you’re not, trying to figure out a way to get out of those not-going-good phases and stretch out the good phases,” Moore said. “When you’re going good, don’t push it, don’t get too big on yourself. And when you’re going bad, don’t get too down on yourself and don’t overwork and kill yourself.”Detroit’s first practice was moved indoors because of rain.“We only have nine days before the first game so we have to get some work done and the rain today has kind of slowed us down,” second-year manager Ron Gardenhire said. “But you have to slow down and make sure we do it right, and create an atmosphere where these guys are excited to get to the ballpark every day.”Notes: Fulmer, who had surgery on his right knee in September, will pitch with a brace http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-b.j.-upton-jersey , which does not seem to restrict him . . . Maddie Meyer/Getty ImagesThe Boston Red Sox won 7-5 on Sunday night, knotting up their ALCS matchup with the Houston Astros at one game apiece.The series now shifts to Minute Maid Park in Houston, as the Astros will look to put things away at home, while the Red Sox will have to win at least one game to force the series back to Fenway Park.Ahead is a look at what's left of the ALCS schedule, some updated World Series odds and a quick outlook of what lies ahead in the series.ALCS ScheduleGame 3 (at HOU):Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 5:09 p.m. ET on TBSGame 4 (at HOU):Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 8:39 p.m. ET on TBSGame 5 (at HOU):Thursday, Oct. 18 at 8:09 p.m. ET on TBS*Game 6 (at BOS):Saturday, Oct. 20 at 5:09 p.m. ET on TBS*Game 7 (at BOS):Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7:39 p.m. ET on TBS*If necessary Odds to Win 2018 World Series (via OddsShark)Astros: +175Red Sox: +290Series OutlookDallas KeuchelGregory Shamus/Getty ImagesThe Game 3 pitching matchup will pit a pair of upcoming free agents against one another, as Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel (12-11, 3.74 ERA Joe Carter Jersey , 153 K, 204.2 IP) takes on Red Sox deadline-addition Nathan Eovaldi (6-7, 3.81 ERA, 101 K, 111.0 IP).Eovaldi threw a gem in his postseason debut in Game 3 of the ALDS, allowing just five hits and one earned run in seven innings of work against the Yankees.Keuchel lasted five innings in his ALDS outing, giving up four hits and two earned runs. He has a 3.28 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 46.2 innings.Charlie Morton (15-3, 3.13 ERA, 201 K, 167.0 IP) and Rick Porcello (17-7, 4.28 ERA, 190 K http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-b.j.-upton-jersey , 191.1 IP) are the scheduled starters for Game 4, and both pitchers have enjoyed their fair share of recent postseason success.Porcello picked up the win in his ALDS start by allowing one run in 5.2 innings in the Game 4 clincher.Morton didn't take a turn in the ALDS as the Astros swept the Cleveland Indians, but he was instrumental in the team's World Series success last year. He posted a 1.74 ERA and 0.58 WHIP with 11 strikeouts in 10.1 innings in one start and one relief appearance.Both teams have stacked offenses, so if one of those back-of-the-rotation starters can turn in a dominant start, it could swing the entire series.The ace matchup of Justin Verlander and Chris Sale will be on tap again for Game 5, and the pitching decisions from there will be dictated by who is on top in the series.We're just two games in, but this series already has the makings of a seven-game classic. All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference, unless otherwise noted.
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