ASTROS-YANKEES FACE OFF IN ALCS
The Houston Astros are staying home to start the best-ofseven American League Championship Series. They will face the wild-card New York Yankees, who advanced Wednesday night with a 5-2 victory at Cleveland in Game 5 of their Division Series. Game 1 is Friday night in Houston. Dallas Keuchel is scheduled to start for the Astros, who went 5-2 against New York during the regular season. Masahiro Tanaka will start in Game 1 for the Yankees. New York’s Luis Severino will pitch Game 2 on Saturday against Justin Verlander. CC Sabathia gets the nod to start Game 3 on Monday in New York and Sonny Gray will start Game 4 on Tuesday. The Astros, who reached the best-of-seven ALCS by eliminating Boston in Game 4 on Monday, have not announced their starters for Games 3 and 4.