See the full roster for the Yankees’ ALDS roster against the Indians.
The Yankees face a tough task in the ALDS against the American League-best Indians.
New York beat the Twins in a thrilling AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday, behind a patchwork pitching approach after starter Luis Severino recorded only a single out. Chad Green, David Robertson, Tommy Kahnle and Aroldis Chapman allowed just one run in 8 2/3 innings of work as the Yankees won 8–4 behind home runs from Didi Gregorius, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge.
Game 1 against the Indians is Thursday night in Cleveland, with Sonny Gray facing Trevor Bauer. The Yankees will need to get some length out of Gray after using their top relievers to survive in Tuesday’s do-or-die. Robertson threw a career-high 3 1/3 innings and 52 pitches, and Green and Kahnle also went multiple innings. Manager Joe Girardi said all three are unlikely to be available in Game 1 but should be fine after that. Girardi expects to be able to use Adam Warren and Dellin Betances, who did not pitch Tuesday, for two innings apiece in Game 1.
Outfielders: Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge
Infielders: Greg Bird, Starlin Castro, Todd Frazier, Didi Gregorius, Chase Headley, Ronald Torreyes
Catchers: Austin Romine, Gary Sanchez
Designated Hitter: Matt Holliday
Pitchers: Dellin Betances, Aroldis Chapman, Jaime Garcia, Sonny Gray, Chad Green, Tommy Kahnle, Jordan Montgomery, David Robertson, CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Adam Warren
Game 1: Sonny Gray (10–12, 3.55 ERA, 1.207 WHIP) vs. Trevor Bauer (17–9, 4.19 ERA, 1.367 WHIP)
Game 2: CC Sabathia (14–5, 3.69 ERA, 1.271 WHIP) vs. Corey Kluber (18–4, 2.25 ERA, 0.869 WHIP)
Game 3: Masahiro Tanaka (13–12, 4.74 ERA, 1.239 WHIP) vs. Carlos Carrasco (18–6, 3.29 ERA, 1.095 WHIP)
Game 4 (if necessary): Luis Severino (14–6, 2.98 ERA, 1.040 WHIP) vs. Josh Tomlin (10–9, 4.98 ERA, 1.277 WHIP)
Game 5 (if necessary): TBD. vs. Kluber
Game 1 lineup
• Brett Gardner – LF
• Aaron Judge – RF
• Gary Sanchez — C
• Didi Gregorius — SS
• Starlin Castro – 2B
• Greg Bird – 1B
• Todd Frazier – 3B
• Chase Headley – DH
• Aaron Hicks – CF
• Sonny Gray – RHP