Game 1 on Friday, Oct. 5: 2:05 ET
Game 2 on Saturday, Oct. 6: 4:37 ET
The Indians have also announced their rotation plans for the ALDS.
Game 1: Corey Kluber
Game 2: Carlos Carrasco
Game 3: Mike Clevinger
Game 4 (if necessary): Trevor Bauer or Shane Bieber, depending on if or how either of them has been used in the first three games of the series
I’ll admit, I’m not crazy about the idea of Bauer — who was in the midst of a Cy Young-caliber season before that liner struck his ankle in August — being reduced to a relief role, if he even takes the mound at all in the first three games of the season. Terry Francona and the Tribe FO must either feel very confident in Clevinger or not very confident in Bauer. Maybe Tito thinks Bauer is more of a weapon out of the bullpen. I don’t know.
Conversely, the Astros have also announced their own rotation plans.
Game 1: Justin Verlander
Game 2: Gerrit Cole
Game 3: Dallas Keuchel
Their plans are up in the air for a potential Game 4, but I would expect to see a combination of Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers, if the latter has not already been used in relief.