Red Sox vs Astros live stream is here: How to watch ALCS Game 6 online

Kike Hernandez and Yordan Alvarez will go to bat in the Red Sox vs Astros live stream
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Tonight's Red Sox vs Astros live stream has Houston looking to eliminate Boston and move on to their third World Series in five years. But if the Red Sox had a reason to be optimistic about forcing a game seven, it lies with who they'll be facing in this MLB live stream.

Red Sox vs Astros time, tv channel

The Red Sox vs Astros game is today (Oct. 22).
• Time — 8:08 p.m. ET / 5:08 p.m. PT / 1:08 a.m. BST
• U.S. — Watch on FS1 via Sling
• U.K. — Watch on BT Sport
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For the second time this series, Nathan Eovaldi will start against Luis Garcia. The two righties started game two against each other with Garcia getting chased after just one inning. 

The Red Sox took Garcia for five runs on two hits and three walks and even hit a grand slam in the first inning of game two. On the other end, Eovaldi faired much better than Garcia, holding the Astros to just three runs over 5.2 innings of work. 

The Astros will look to continue the dominance they've shown at the plate over the last two games, scoring nine runs in each win. Yordan Alvarez has really stepped up over that stretch. He has a hit in every game this series, but combined for five hits in games four and five with a homer and four runs batted in.

Since their 12-run outburst in game three, the Red Sox' bats have quieted. Enrique Hernandez, who was on fire this series has just one hit in his last nine at bats, while Xander Bogaerts is looking to bounce back from a 0-for-4 game five.

The Astros are 1.5-run favorites against the Red Sox. The over/under is 8.5.

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Red Sox vs Astros live streams in the US

In the US, Red Sox vs Astros is going to be broadcast on FS1, which are available with most cable packages and Sling TV

In the U.S., the Red Sox vs Astros game is today (Oct. 22) at 8:08 p.m. ET. 

You'll want to get at least Sling Blue + Sports Extra for the post-season, as this $46 per month combo will get you everything you need for the post season with local Fox affiliates (when available), TBS, FS1 and the MLB Network. Want ESPN? Upgrade to the Sling Orange & Blue + Sports Extra ($61 per month total) for that network.

Sling TV's

Sling TV's $46 Sling Blue + Sports Extra is the best option for streaming the whole MLB post-season, with Fox in select markets, MLB Network, ESPN and the Turner channels including TBS.

Red Sox vs Astros live streams in the UK

You can watch Red Sox vs Astros live across the pond at 1:08 a.m. local BST Saturday morning. Those in the U.K. will want BT Sport, for FS1's coverage of the game.  

Another option for non-BT subscribers is the BT Sport Monthly Pass (£25), which lets you watch via an app for a fixed time, with no need for a lengthy commitment.

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Red Sox vs Astros live streams in Canada

Canadian baseball fans can watch Red Sox vs Astros live streams in Canada on SportsNet.

Marc Farzetta

Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.