HOUSTON (AP) -- The Rays and Astros are preparing for a win-or-go-home Game 5 in their AL Division Series on Thursday night at Houston. Tampa Bay avoided elimination again Tuesday with its second victory in two days over one of baseball's best pitchers, beating Justin Verlander and the Astros 4-1.
Houston star Gerrit Cole is scheduled to pitch Game 5 for the heavily favored AL West champs, who led the majors with 107 wins this season. Tyler Glasnow is expected to start for the wild-card Rays.
The winner will play the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series.
Rays And Astros Will Play Game Five