The Red Sox dropped their final game of the season Sunday afternoon 4-3 to the Houston Astros. Don't read too much into this one - bench players on both sides played in this one.

The Sox finish with exactly the same record as last year 93-69, two games ahead of the Yankees.

And in the words of Bill Belichick...it's on to Houston...

Game 1: Thursday, Oct. 5, TBD, Minute Maid Park, Houston

Game 2: Friday, Oct. 6, TBD, Minute Maid Park, Houston

Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 8, TBD, Fenway Park, Boston

Game 4 (if necessary): Monday, Oct. 9, TBD, Fenway Park, Boston

Game 5 (if necessary): Wednesday, Oct. 11, TBD, Minute Maid Park, Houston

Perhaps some good news for the Sox as Eduardo Nunez was taking ground balls and running on that injured knee. He told ESPN that he will be ready to play Thursday...