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Astros announce starters for first three games against Yankees in ALCS

The Astros hope to reach the World Series for the second time in the last three years.

The Houston Astros announced their pitching rotation for the American League Championship Series on Friday. 

Zack Greinke gets the ball in Game 1 Saturday night, followed by Justin Verlander in Game 2 Sunday and Gerrit Cole in Game 3 in New York Tuesday.

The Astros hope Greinke, who was 8-1 with a 3.02 ERA since joining the Astros, can get them off to a good start against the Yankees.  After that, New York will face the Astros two Cy Young award candidates in Verlander and Cole.

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This is a rematch from the teams’ 2017 ALCS, which the Astros won on their way to their first World Series title.

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