Red Sox

McAdam: ALDS Preview

For Red Sox fans, the two American League Division Series will have a familiar look to them when they get underway Friday night: two of the four remaining teams in the AL postseason are from the East (Yankees, Rays) and combined to make up almost a quarter of the Sox' schedule (combined Red Sox record: 12-26).

A third -- the Houston Astros -- were playoff opponents for the Red Sox in each of the previous two postseasons. In 2017, the Astros beat the Sox in four games in the ALDS and last October, the Sox dethroned the defending world champs in five games in the ALCS.

Finally, the Minnesota Twins round out the field.

Here'a a look at the two ALDS that start Friday: