ALDS GAME 1
Astros-Indians Game 1 preview: Aces square off in important first game
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.
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.
|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.