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.
Chris Sale (Red Sox) vs. Justin Verlander (Astros)
Sonny Gray (Yankees) vs. Trevor Bauer (Indians)
(Note: Going forward, I am going to link to the “classic” Gameday here because MLB.com 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.)
Baseball-reference.com game preview for Indians/Yankees
Baseball-reference.com 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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