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

Game 1
Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros, 4:00 p.m. ET, MLB Network
LHP Chris Sale (17-8, 2.90 ERA) vs RHP Justin Verlander (15-8, 3.36)

The Red Sox and Astros meet after finishing the regular against each other with Houston winning three of those four games. Sale will be making his first ever postseason start. Eduardo Nunez will get the start at DH in game one over Hanley Ramirez. Doug Fister will get the start for the Red Sox in game three.

Overall in 2017, the Astros won four out of seven games against the Red Sox.

Game 1
New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians, 7:30 p.m. ET, FS1
RHP Sonny Gray (10-12, 3.55 ERA) vs Trevor Bauer (17-9, 4.19 ERA)

The Yankees overcame the Minnesota Twins scoring three runs in the first inning to beat them 8-4 in the Wild Card game. Indians ace and Cy Young candidate Corey Kluber will start game two of the series in an interesting decision by manager Terry Francona.

The Indians won five of seven games against the Yankees in the 2017 regular season including both starts by Bauer.

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