Farrell says Porcello will start Game 1, then Price

Farrell says Porcello will start Game 1, then Price

Farrell says Porcello will start Game 1, then Price

Behind the dynamic trio of Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, and Danny Salazar, Bauer was successful as the team's fourth-best starter, going 12-8 with a 4.26 ERA on the season, entering his start on Saturday.

"It's kinda nice in the fact that even though they're playing, it could mean home field, but it's not life or death if we lose", Francona said. He said Kluber, the Tribe's ace, pushed hard to start Game 1, but Francona didn't think it was fair to ask Kluber to start Thursday and come back on short rest to pitch Game 4, if needed, after he hadn't pitch since Monday.

The Red Sox meeting the Indians in the divisional series causes a reunion of sorts as the Indians manager is none other than former Sox manager Terry Francona.

The Cleveland Indians will start Trevor Bauer in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox.

Or they could play a makeup game Monday in Detroit if it has playoff ramifications for either or both clubs.

In the end, the Mets' march into the playoffs played out just how they imagined: three innings of a Bartolo Colon perfecto, four combined innings of one-run ball from five different relievers, a James Loney home run.

"I just took it out of his hands. He can do that without the anxiety and worry or rushing".

Danny Salazar, who hasn't pitched since September 9 because of a forearm strain, could throw a simulated game Monday. They need a victory to finish with a winning record for the fourth straight year.

"He'll throw an extended side on Tuesday, which will line him up for Friday", Francona said after the Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Saturday. We have one more chance at it. This also scraps my favorite pet theory that the Indians will blow baseball tradition apart and use some of its relievers as openers. This will be his 17th career start and 22nd career appearance against the Royals.

Francona said Bauer will pitch Game 1 of ALDS. "Some of it may depend on what the game's for".

Francona said Salazar would not start against the Tigers, emphasizing he needs a simulated game first. "We'll see. Some of it will depend on who pitches tomorrow and how much".

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