The rest of the Championship round is set, but the Yankees and Rays need to play one more game to see who will face the Astros in the next round. New York staved off elimination last night with a 5-1 win thanks to Luke Voit and Gleyber Torres.
Tyler Glasnow will start for Tampa, and Gerrit Cole will get the ball for New York. Cole threw 97 pitches in Game One on Monday, going six innings, striking out eight, giving up three runs on six hits and two walks. Glasnow pitched more recently, notching 93 pitches through five innings on Tuesday night. Glasnow struck out 10 while giving up four runs on four hits and three walks.
It’s likely that Blake Snell, who started Game One, will make an appearance out of the bullpen. Nick Anderson threw 22 pitches in Game Four after getting Wednesday night off, so he should be good to go. Diego Castillo has appeared in three straight games, so he probably won’t be available for a multi-inning appearance but could still find his way in the game with the season on the line.
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