Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees announce official 25-man rosters for ALDS

Bauer to start for Indians in Game 1 of ALDS

Francona is taking a gamble in the opener and starting Trevor Bauer, a 17-game victor during the regular season, in Game 1 instead of Kluber, who will start Game 2.

Cleveland won the game 2-1.

That year, the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles and advanced, only to be swept by the Detroit Tigers in the next round. In fact, the Indians have 5 different starters with at least 10 wins or more. Whichever way that happens, and if it happens and we advance, it doesn't matter who pitches when, in my mind.

October 27, Washington, World Series, Game 3 - As the World Series returns to Washington for the first time since 1933, President Trump throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Sonny Gray, who gets the ball in Game, started three games against the Tribe this season, two with the Oakland Athletics and one with the Yankees.

"I got that vibe my first day in New York", Gray said. After two exciting Wild Card Games, I can't wait for the rest of the postseason to unfold. He started three times against the Indians this year, going 1-2 with a 4.86 ERA.

In the bottom of the seventh the Yankees tacked on an insurance run following a bases loaded walk to Aaron Hicks, giving the Yankees and 8-4 lead. Severino got only one out in the wild-card game against Minnesota and left trailing 3-0. So Francona could also be trying to line up Kluber against Luis Severino or Ervin Santana in Game 2 possibly, and letting Bauer face either team's second-best pitcher in Game 1.

The Dodgers' Rich Hill loses a ideal game with two outs in the ninth inning when a two-strike curve grazes the unkempt beard of Nationals pinch-hitter Jayson Werth for a hit-by-pitch.

The Yankees and the Indians will make for a fun series to watch. Good enough to taunt their upcoming opponent, the AL's top dog in the Cleveland Indians.

The Yankees would strike right back. Kluber, Carrasco and Bauer combined for 53 wins and 687 strikeouts. He didn't pitch in the wild-card win, but the Yankees probably will need Betances to deliver at some point against Cleveland. Much like Cleveland, their hitting is just as good; The Astros led MLB in batting average (.282), on-base percentage (.346) and slugging percentage (.478), and a league-high 896 runs, well ahead of Boston's 785.

The Houston Astros, sporting a 101-61 regular season record, enter as third most likely to win the World Series at 9-to-2 odds.

From Aroldis Chapman's vintage-self, throwing the fastest recorded pitch in playoff history, to Gary Sanchez fighting through the pain of getting hit in the nether region, and Didi Gregorius' ever-expanding heroics, these Yankees demonstrated exactly what's made them special in 2017.

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