Yankees announce their starting rotation and roster for the ALCS

Masahiro Tanaka gets the nod for Game 1


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Masahiro Tanaka will start in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series for the New York Yankees against Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros on Friday night.

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The Yankees announced the decision on Thursday and also set the rotation for the next three games. New York’s Luis Severino will pitch Game 2 on Saturday against Justin Verlander.

CC Sabathia gets the nod to start Game 3 on Monday in New York and Sonny Gray will start Game 4 on Tuesday.

The Astros have not announced their starters for Games 3 and 4.

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The Yankees also announced their roster for the ALCS and made no changes from their ALDS roster.