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Game Thread: ALDS Game 1, Cleveland Indians @ Houston Astros, Oct. 5, 2018, 1:05 CDT

“There’s only one team that can repeat.” So said A.J. Hinch. Today begins the Astros playoff drive to repeat as World Champions. The Astros hope to take the first of 11 games they will need to win to win a second World Series trophy. Join the discussion.

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Two of the teams with the best pitching in baseball square off today, with two of the best pitchers in baseball confronting each other in game one. Corey Kluber ( 20-7, 2.89 ERA, 222 K) challenges Justin Verlander ( 16-9, 2.52 ERA, 290 K) in this opening game of the ALDS at Minute Maid Park.

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Here’s a video to get you even more psyched up.

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