Luis Severino, CC Sabathia to start for Yankees in Games 3, 4

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

BOSTON -- Luis Severino will start Game 3 of the American League Division Series for the New York Yankees, and CC Sabathia will start Game 4 against the Boston Red Sox if necessary.

That's the word from Yankees manager Aaron Boone.

Boone announced the rotation before the series opener, a 5-4 New York loss, on Friday night. J.A. Happ facedChris Sale in Game 1, with Masahiro Tanaka set to start Game 2 for New York against David Price.

Severino started the AL wild-card game against theOakland Athleticson Wednesday night, pitching four shutout innings as the Yankees advanced to the ALDS. He would be on the usual four days' rest.

The Red Sox have said Sale and Price will be followed by Rick Porcello in Game 3 andNathan Eovaldi in Game 4, if necessary.