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Rays @ Astros
At Minute Maid Park
ALDS Game 5
RHP
0-2, 7.71 ERA, 8 SO
Glasnow was the choice to start Game 5 after manager Kevin Cash deployed Blake Snell to close Game 4. The righty will be pitching on an extra day’s rest after throwing 4 1/3 innings in the Rays’ 6-2 loss in Game 1, when he gave up four hits and a two-run homer to Jose Altuve.
RHP
2-0, 0.57 ERA, 25 SO
A third straight trip to the ALCS for Houston hinges on Cole, who was historically dominant in Game 2 when he struck out 15 -- an Astros franchise playoff record -- in his 118-pitch outing across 7 2/3 innings.
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Yankees @ Astros
At Minute Maid Park
ALCS Game 1
RHP
1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 SO
Tanaka continued his playoff dominance with five innings of one-run ball to beat the Twins in ALDS Game 2. Holding a career 1.54 postseason ERA, Tanaka opens the ALCS in Houston, where he threw six strong innings in Game 1 of the ALCS two years ago.
RHP
0-1, 4.50 ERA, 6 SO
Greinke shut down the Yankees twice this season, allowing just three runs in 12 2/3 innings in his starts. But the veteran also had a rocky 2019 postseason debut against the Rays and has a 9.49 ERA in his last three playoff starts going back to '17.
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Yankees @ Astros
At Minute Maid Park
ALCS Game 2
LHP
0-0, 3.86 ERA, 3 SO
In his first career postseason start, Paxton battled through 4 2/3 innings, striking out eight but allowing three runs. Next up, an Astros team the left-hander allowed five runs to in Houston on April 10 but held to one run in New York on June 21.
RHP
0-0, 2.70 ERA, 7 SO
Verlander had a rare postseason hiccup pitching on short rest in his last start against the Rays, lasting only 3 2/3 innings. But Verlander still has a 2.92 ERA in the playoffs as an Astro, including two dominant wins over the Yankees in 2017.
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Astros @ Yankees
At Yankee Stadium
ALCS Game 3
RHP
1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7 SO
Cole is coming off an ALDS for the ages -- he beat the Rays twice, including in the winner-take-all Game 5, allowing just one run in 15 2/3 innings with a DS-record 25 strikeouts. Cole has 10-plus strikeouts in 11 consecutive starts.
RHP
0-1, 4.15 ERA, 6 SO
Severino's four scoreless innings against the Twins in New York's clinching Game 3 win marked one of his more successful postseason starts. Severino faced the Astros twice in the 2017 ALCS, allowing four runs in 8 2/3 innings in two Yankees losses.
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Astros @ Yankees
At Yankee Stadium
ALCS Game 4
RHP
0-1, 3.48 ERA, 11 SO
A quality start by Greinke wasn't enough in Game 1, as the Astros were shut out at home. But his last time at Yankee Stadium -- July 31, the day he was traded to Houston -- Greinke held the Yankees to two runs in five innings with seven strikeouts.
RHP
1-1, 2.45 ERA, 5 SO
Tanaka is expected to pitch on regular rest in the rescheduled Game 4. He has pitched twice this postseason, including six scoreless innings of one-hit ball in Game 1. Tanaka was impressively efficient in that outing, tossing only 68 pitches. The right-hander owns a 1.32 ERA over 41 career postseason innings spanning seven starts, dating to the 2015 AL Wild Card Game against Houston.
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