ALDS GAME 1

Astros-Indians Game 1 preview: Aces square off in important first game

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The Astros and Indians will kick off game one of the ALDS today. Here is a preview of the game. Check back right after the game for a full recap:

When: 1:05 p.m.

Where: Minute Maid Park.

TV: TBS.

Streaming: TBS App.

Pitching matchup: Justin Verlander vs. Corey Kluber.

Series: Tied 0-0.

The breakdown: So it begins. In game 1 we will see the two aces go head-to-head to try and keep scoring low and keep their team a run or two away from taking an important 1-0 lead in this best-of-5. The Astros have home field advantage for this series, which not only means they would host a potential game 5 if it goes that far but also gives them the benefit of having their home crowd loud and proud behind them in the first two games which also puts the Indians in a hostile environment. Look for this series to be a battle of starting pitching with a few timely runs being the difference. 

Series schedule:

 

  Date & Time (Central)                       Location  Pitching matchup
Game 1 Today, 1:05 PM Minute Maid Park, Houston  Verlander vs. Kluber
Game 2 Sat 10/6, 3:37 PM Minute Maid Park, Houston  Cole vs. Carrasco
Game 3 Mon 10/8, 12:30 PM Progressive Field, Cleveland  Keuchel vs. Clevinger
Game 4* Tuesday 10/9, 3:35 PM  Progressive Field, Cleveland  Morton+ vs. TBD
Game 5* Thursday 10/11, 3:07 PM Minute Maid Park, Houston  Verlander+ vs. TBD

* Games 4-5 are if necessary. 
+-projected starters.

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