Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros: Full schedule — with times and TV — for the best-of-five ALDS

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Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros: Full schedule — with times and TV — for the best-of-five ALDS
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The Chicago White Sox will head to Houston for the first two games of their American League Division Series against the Astros, who clinched the No. 2 seed with a 10-4 home victory against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.

The Central Division champion White Sox are the No. 3 seed in the AL, while the Tampa Bay Rays, winners of the East, are the top seed. The Astros clinched the AL West on Thursday.

Games 1 and 2 of the Sox-Astros ALDS are at 3:07 p.m. Thursday and 1:07 p.m. Friday at Minute Maid Park. Game 3 of the best-of-five series is at 7:07 p.m. Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field, and Game 4, if necessary, would be next Monday at Guaranteed Rate. If the series goes five games, it would wrap up next Wednesday in Houston.

Times for Games 4 and 5, if necessary, have been set but could shift depending on results in the other series.

Games 1 and 3 will be televised on FS1, while Game 2 will air on MLB Network.

“You cannot predict any series in the postseason,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said Saturday. “Obviously we would have liked to have started at home. And they like playing in their place. But you get ready to play. If we were here, we’d have had to do the same thing we’ll have to do there: play as hard as we can and as good as we can. So it really doesn’t change anything, except the fans kind of inspire us.”

The Sox went 2-5 against the Astros this season. They were swept in four games June 17-20 in Houston and won two of three July 16-18 at home in the first series after the All-Star break.

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox secured the two AL wild-card spots with victories Sunday, both finishing one game ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays and two in front of the Seattle Mariners. The Yankees and Red Sox will play Tuesday at Fenway Park to determine the No. 4 seed and a matchup against the Rays beginning Thursday.

White Sox-Astros ALDS

Best-of-five; Games 4 and 5 if necessary

Game 1: Thursday at Astros, 3:07 p.m., FS1

Game 2: Friday at Astros, 1:07 p.m., MLBN

Game 3: Sunday at White Sox, 7:07 p.m., FS1

Game 4 (if necessary): Monday, Oct. 11, at White Sox, 2:37 p.m., FS1. (Note: If Red Sox-Rays series is over, Game 4 will start at 6:07 p.m.)

Game 5 (if necessary): Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Astros, 8:07 p.m., FS1. (Note: If Red Sox-Rays series is over, Game 5 will start at 7:07 p.m.)