Astros, Red Sox announce starters for first 2 ALCS games

CC Sabathia isn’t the only one facing uncertain Yankees’ future

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With all due respect to former Red Sox manager John Farrell and his 2013 World Series title with Boston, the Red Sox haven't had a manager as decisive, communicative, intellectual and player-friendly as Cora since Terry Francona took over the reins from Grady Little in 2004.

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Wednesday that ace Chris Sale will start Game 1 and David Price will start Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, which starts Saturday.

Here's the complete schedule for the series.

Veteran Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia added to the growing criticism of umpire Ángel Hernández Tuesday night after NY lost to the Red Sox in Game 4 of the ALDS.

It comes as no surprise to anyone that Justin Verlander will get the ball in Game 1 and Gerrit Cole will start Game 2.

"You know Boston sports fans, they're going to have two TVs", Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said of the scheduling conflict. Not just for football but for every sport around here.

Nationally, viewership for TBS baseball postseason coverage is up 40 percent over 2016 - the last time the network had the ALDS - and 13 percent over last year's NLDS, which included a decisive Cubs-Nationals Game 5.

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