Home Sports 3 things to watch for in Game 1 of the ALDS between the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros, including road struggles and the need for a role player to step up

3 things to watch for in Game 1 of the ALDS between the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros, including road struggles and the need for a role player to step up

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There are plenty of capable hitters able to carry the Sox offense — starting with Tim Anderson on down through José Abreu, Yasmani Grandal, Luis Robert and Yoán Moncada, who can all slug. The Sox boast star talent, but at some point they will need a role player to step up. The most obvious spots are at second base and right field where they have received the most inconsistent production, rating 25th and 26th, respectively, in wins above average at those two positions.

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