ALCS Game 1: Masahiro Tanaka to start for New York Yankees vs

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The Houston Astros might not know yet who they'll play in the American League Championship Series, but they do know who'll be on the mound when the series begins. But he was quick to point out that Keuchel's success certainly hasn't been limited to games against NY.

Starter Justin Verlander spearheaded the effort in his first postseason appearance since 2014 and scattered six hits over six innings while allowing just two earned runs. The Astros and the Yankees have played each other in seven games in the regular season.

Keuchel v. The Yanks: Dallas Keuchel starts Game 1.

In Game 5, the Yankees again did something that might have seemed impossible at an earlier point in the game's evolution: Their hitters struck out 16 times in a 5-2 win - making them the first team in history to win a nine-inning postseason game in which they whiffed that many times.

"When you think about the way he's been pitching lately, you think about him having the possibility of making two starts in a series. The Albuquerque Baseball Academy has done a great job of getting people seen and it's been huge in the development of New Mexico baseball players", said Bregman. He's 2-0 with a 3.12 ERA in the postseason. He got a win as a starter and one in relief against Boston, giving up three runs in 8 2/3 innings.

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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi paid respect to the Houston Astros, particularly second baseman Jose Altuve. The Yankees manager added that Tanaka can get on a roll and put together a run of strong starts and the team will need one of them on Friday.

One key stat to know: There's no effective way to pitch Altuve, which is why he rates as the AL MVP frontrunner.

Altuve has kept up his blistering pace in the postseason, where he's hitting.533 with three homers and four RBIs. The Yankees' full lineup looks like this: Brett Gardner LF, Aaron Judge RF, Gary Sanchez C, Didi Gregorius SS, Starlin Castro 2B, Aaron Hicks CF, Greg Bird 1B, Holliday, Todd Frazier 3B.

The 25-year-old Judge isn't daunted by his hard postseason.

He gets the matchup against Verlander in Game 2, and after he "tested negative for David Price Syndrome", in the words of the New York Post's Kevin Davidoff, in his seven-inning, 113-pitch performance in Game 4 of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium - thereby consigning to the dustbin his meltdown in the AL Wild-Card game - it stands to reason that Severino will be the only current Yankees starting pitcher who will be counted upon when the young position core of this team reaches its prime. Jeff says this is a longer series than the five-game ALDS. Houston's hasn't announced its rotation past Saturday.

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