Yanks’ Tanaka to face Astros’ Keuchel in Game 1 of ALCS


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HOUS­TON — Masahiro Tanaka will start Fri­day’s open­ing game of Ma­jor League Baseball’s Amer­i­can League Cham­pi­onship Se­ries for the New York Yan­kees against the Hous­ton Astros, the team an­nounced on its of­fi­cial Twit­ter feed. Tanaka, who pitched seven shutout in­nings in Game 3 of the AL Di­vi­sion Se­ries against the Cleve­land In­di­ans, will face Astros left-han­der Dal­las Keuchel in a rematch of the 2015 AL wild-card game, which the Astros won, 3-0. First pitch is sched­uled for 8:08 p.m. Luis Sev­erino will start Game 2 vs. Justin Ver­lan­der and CC Sa­bathia will start Mon­day’s Game 3 at Yan­kee Sta­dium against a pitcher to be named. Sonny Gray will start Game 4 for the Yan­kees.

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