Red Sox-Astros begin with dueling aces – Sale vs. Verlander

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale talks to the media before a practice for baseball's American League Division Series, Oct. 4, 2017, in Houston. Sale will start game 1 of the ALDS as the Red Sox face the Houston Astros Thursday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

HOUSTON – Houston manager A.J. Hinch loves that Justin Verlander, his starter for Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, has a ton of postseason experience.

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