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Yankees will start Sonny Gray in Game 1 of the ALDS

17 Comments’s Mark Feinsand reports that the Yankees will start Sonny Gray in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Indians, followed by CC Sabathia in Game 2. “No bullpenning” … yet.

The Indians announced on Tuesday that Trevor Bauer would start Game 1, followed by Corey Kluber in Game 2, Carlos Carrasco in Game 3, and Josh Tomlin in Game 4 (if necessary).

This half of the ALDS begins on Thursday at 7:30 PM ET. The Red Sox and Astros open the other half of the ALDS at 4:00 PM on Thursday.

Baseball to honor Stoneman Douglas High School as spring training games begin

New Era

There were a few exhibitions against college teams yesterday but today the Grapefruit League and Cactus League schedules begin in earnest, with big league teams, more or less, facing big league team, more or less.

The baseball will look like baseball, but the teams will be wearing different caps today: black caps with the maroon “SD” of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting on February 14.

All teams and umpire crews will wear the caps pre-game, and they have the option to wear the caps during the games. The only two teams not playing today — the Royals and Rangers — will wear them tomorrow.

After the games players will sign the caps and they will be auctioned off to raise money for the Broward Education Foundation, which benefits the official Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund.

Here’s today’s schedule: