ALDS Game Thread: Red Sox vs Astros, Yankees vs Indians

Game 2 (Astros lead 1-0)
Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros, 2:00 p.m. ET, FS1
LHP Drew Pomeranz (17-6, 3.32) vs LHP Dallas Keuchel (14-5, 2.90)

The Astros took a 1-0 lead on Thursday when Jose Altuve and Justin Verlander led them to a 8-2 win. Altuve launched three home runs becoming only the ninth player to do so in a playoff game and the first since Pablo Sandoval in 2012. Chris Sale struggled in his first postseason start allowing seven runs (three homers) in only five innings.

Infielder Eduardo Nunez has been replaced on the Red Sox roster with Chris Young. Nunez aggravated a knee injury in his first at-bat on Thursday and had to be carried off the field.

Game 2 (Indians lead 1-0)
New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians, 5:00 p.m. ET, MLB Network
LHP CC Sabathia (14-5, 3.69) vs Corey Kluber (18-4, 2.25)

Former Met Jay Bruce led the Indians to a 4-0 Game 1 win over the Yankees with three RBI, double and a home run. Trevor Bauer dominated on the mound striking out eight and allowing only three baserunners in 6.2 innings. The Indians now have a great chance to move to 2-0 in the series with probable Cy Young winner Corey Kluber on the mound tonight.

 

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