In the matchup everyone was waiting for, the New York Yankees and Houston Astros meet in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series starting Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.
Houston (107-55) needed five games to beat the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS, while New York (103-59) made quick work of the Minnesota Twins, sweeping them in three games.
It’s a rematch of the 2017 ALCS, in which the home team won every single game, with the Astros coming back from a 3-2 deficit to win in seven games. The Yankees haven’t reached the World Series since 2009.
Time: 8:07 p.m. ET
TV channel: Fox
Live stream: FoxSports.com
Betting: Full odds, lines at USA TODAY Sports
Right-hander Zack Greinke (18-5, 2.93 ERA) starts for the Astros, looking to bounce back from a rough outing in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Rays. Greinke has a 4.58 ERA in 12 career postseason starts.
For the Yankees, Masahiro Tanaka (11-9, 4.45 ERA) goes in the series opener. The 30-year-old gave up one run in five innings against the Twins in Game 2 of the ALDS and has a 1.54 ERA in 35 career postseason innings.
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