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2017 American League Division Series, Day 1: Red Sox vs. Astros, Yankees vs. Indians

Two games today!

Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

The American League division series begin with a late-afternoon contest in Houston, then continue with an evening game in Cleveland. It’s the first division championship for the Astros since they became an A.L. team (they were a wild card in 2015) and the first 100-win season in their franchise history.

For the Indians, they will be looking for a return visit to the World Series, and they come into their series against the Yankees having gone 26-4 since September 1.

Game time for Red Sox/Astros: 3 p.m. CT. TV: MLB Network. Announcers: Joe Davis, A.J. Pierzynski, Jon Paul Morosi and David Cone.

Game time for Yankees/Indians: 6:30 p.m. CT. TV: FS1. Announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci and Ken Rosenthal.

Pitching matchups:

Chris Sale (Red Sox) vs. Justin Verlander (Astros)

Sonny Gray (Yankees) vs. Trevor Bauer (Indians)

Here is the complete Mediacenter for today. Gameday (classic mode) for Red Sox/Astros Gameday (classic mode) for Yankees/Indians

(Note: Going forward, I am going to link to the “classic” Gameday here because broke the links I used to use to get to their “new” Gameday. If you click on this link, you can then click on “New Gameday” at the bottom of the page to get to the updated version. Note that the “classic” Gameday won’t load until just before game time.) game preview for Indians/Yankees game preview for Red Sox/Astros

SB Nation game preview for Indians/Yankees

SB Nation game preview for Red Sox/Astros

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This is the only thread for today’s games. Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.