October 12, 2017 / 11:59 PM / 9 days ago

Major League Baseball roundup

(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Yankees tabbed right-hander Masahiro Tanaka to start Friday’s opener of the American League Championship Series against the host Houston Astros.

Sep 29, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees announced their rotation on Thursday, one day after defeating the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 of the AL Division Series. Right-hander Luis Severino will start Saturday’s Game 2 in Houston. Left-hander CC Sabathia will start Game 3 when the series moves to New York, and right-hander Sonny Gray will pitch Game 4.

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The Washington Nationals announced left-hander Gio Gonzalez as their starter for Thursday’s winner-take-all Game 5 of the National League Division Series against the visiting Chicago Cubs.

Gonzalez, who was given the nod over right-hander Tanner Roark, will be opposed by Cubs righty Kyle Hendricks. The winner of Thursday’s game will advance to the NLCS to face the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Cincinnati Reds right-hander Rookie Davis is expected to be sidelined into spring training after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum and remove a bone spur in his right hip earlier this week, the team announced.

Davis posted a 1-3 mark with an 8.63 ERA in six starts and one relief appearance this season. The 24-year-old’s last start spanned just three innings, as he allowed five runs in a 9-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

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