The Indians and Blue Jays have officially announced their starters for Game 1 of the ALCS in Cleveland, which starts on Friday at 8:00 PM EDT. The Indians will send out Corey Kluber while the Blue Jays will counter with Marco Estrada.
The Indians, in fact, announced their starters for the first four games: Kluber, Trevor Bauer, Josh Tomlin, and Mike Clevinger. The Indians’ Twitter account notes that Clevinger’s Game 4 start will hinge on whether or not he’s been used out of the bullpen in the first three games.
Kluber pitched seven shutout innings in his first career postseason start last Friday, holding the Red Sox to three hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in 104 pitches in Game 2 of the ALDS.
Estrada pitched into the ninth inning against the Rangers in Game 1 of the ALDS, yielding a lone run on four hits with no walks and six strikeouts on 98 pitches.