Yanks, Indians set for Game 1 with aces in hole

Yanks, Indians set for Game 1 with aces in hole

That's where the winning streak came from.

So Terry Francona's decision to start Trevor Bauer in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the victor of the wild-card game and Kluber in Game 2 seems like a puzzling choice.

Either way, Cleveland having its best, most influential athlete used against them is a tough break for the city. "Play unencumbered. Go out and play mentally freely and play the game we've learned to play over the last couple years". "They're not going to beat themselves. We've been so good for six months, '" Pluto said.

Pluto would've rather seen the Indians play the Twins than the Yankees, but he said the Indians are clearly the better team. Although the Cleveland Indians have a star-studded lineup featuring Francisco Lindor, Jason Kipnis and Jose Ramirez, the Yankees feel confident heading into Cleveland. In fact, the New York Yankees lead the majors in home runs with 241. "If you're fortunate enough to win in four, you have your ace ready for the next series". They also had an Major League Baseball record 22-game winning streak from August 24-Sept. 14.

"This is completely different", Indians center fielder Jason Kipnis said. "I'm just excited that so many doctors and trainers helped me get back to this situation and be a part of this".

The Rockies' presumptive starter, Jon Gray, is MLB's second-hardest throwing starter.

The Chicago Cubs are looking to become the first team to repeat as World Series champion in nearly two decades, but the odds aren't in their favor, according to several publications and websites. "Now that we're getting closer to the action, in the lights, guys started turning it back on and are getting excited about it".

It's impossible not to be excited about any starting rotation fronted by rolling ace Corey Kluber, who built a strong case for adding a second Cy Young award to the one he copped in 2014. The bullpen is so deep with those two that Nick Goody, Dan Otero and Zach McAllister, who each had an ERA under 3.00, won't even make the division series roster (barring a last-minute change in the next two days). Carlos put together a very solid year (18-6, 3.29 ERA, 226 K's), and is more than capable of altering the course of a series. Former Blue Jay Edwin Encarnacion was at.238 with a homer. 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. These are nearly identical to what the model had for the Chicago Cubs a year ago, as they had a 43% chance to reach the World Series and a 26% chance to end their championship drought.