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AL Gamethreads: Cleveland at Astros (Game 2), Yankees at Red Sox (Game 2)

One of the four aces starting tonight is not like the others

Divisional Round - New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox - Game One
Showcase Showdown: Unlike his opponent tonight, Masahiro Tanaka, David Price has been horrible in his postseason career.
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First off, a cool piece on the Blackout Game over at Twinkie Town:

The first thing I remember about 163 ‘08 is the Chicago Black Out (Sox fans wearing all black to the game). To this day, I don’t think I’ve seen a stadium of fans as “all-in” as that particular night. A little intimidating, to say the least.

Cleveland at Houston Astros, 3:37 CT, TBS

How did I not know that Carlos Carrasco’s nickname was Cookie?

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox, 7:15 CT, TBS

Masahiro Tanaka takes on David Price tonight. Tanaka was lousy to finish the season (eight ER in his final eight innings over two starts), but has been aces in his postseason career (four career starts, 1.44 ERA).

Price has two strikes against him heading into this one: He’s been terrible in his postseason career (0-8 with a 5.74 ERA in nine starts) and against the Yankees (2-7, 7.71 ERA in 11 starts). Boston: gulp.