Tanaka to start Game 1 of ALCS for Yankees against Astros
(AP Photo/David Dermer)
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.
Updated October 12, 2017