Aaron Boone tweaked his starting rotation for the ALCS.
The Yankees manager announced Friday that Masahiro Tanaka will pitch Game 1 in Houston on Saturday night against the Astros’ Zack Greinke. Tanaka started in Game 1 when the two teams met in the 2017 ALCS and lost 2-1.
James Paxton, who took the ball for Game 1 of the Yankees’ ALDS win against the Twins, will pitch next and Luis Severino will start Game 3. Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole will be on the mound for Game 2 and 3 respectively for the Astros.