The Arizona Diamondbacks (+1400), conversely, won the season series against the NL West rival Dodgers and might have the starting pitching and slugging prowess to take them out in a best-of-five NLDS.
CLEVELAND- There will be extra security on Gateway Plaza when the Cleveland Indians play in the American League Division Series.
In this ALDS, Indians manager Terry Francona is carrying 11 pitchers, seven infielders, five outfielders and two catchers on the 25-man roster. Expected AL Rookie of the Year and league home run king Aaron Judge was 4-for-14 vs. Tribe pitching with one homer and eight strikeouts.
It is not often that you see one of the best playoff battles this early in October, but that is exactly what we have.
In 27 starts overall this year for the Oakland A's and New York, Gray was 10-12 with a 3.55 ERA.
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Cleveland led the AL in almost every important pitching category, including team ERA (3.30) and strikeouts (1,614), while the Yankees posted a league-low batting average against (.228).
If the Astros win: Verlander went 5-0 with a 1.06 ERA in five starts with the Astros, so if they win it probably means he pitched well, a good sign for the rest of the postseason that his September run wasn't just a result of facing some struggling offenses (four of his five starts came against the Mariners and Angels). I liked them because they gave me hope of being a victor. The former New York Yankees shortstop joined new controlling owner Bruce Sherman in speaking publicly for the first time Tuesday about their group's $1.2 billion purchase of the Marlins. They hit some balls really hard. He gave up three runs, allowed two more runners to get into scoring position with only one out and seemingly killed his team's season before it could get a turn at bat.
According to FanGraphs, Cleveland has a 59 percent chance of moving on to the ALCS, but that could quickly drop if they aren't able to overcome the Yankees use of the best bullpen in the majors this season. Kluber went 18-4 this season and likely will win his second Cy Young Award. "They can do a lot of things offensively, and they're well balanced".
"I remember my start in New York", Bauer said.
"I think for a number of reasons, it makes good sense", Francona said. The playoffs are a different animal and any team can beat you on any day.
Bauer's last start against NY came on August 30, a 2-1 win in which he pitched six innings, giving up one run on four hits with four strikeouts and four walks.