Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said Sunday the club will open its American League Division Series in Houston on Friday with reigning Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber on the mound.
Francona said Carlos Carrasco is set for Game 2.
Both right-handers were among the top 10 in the AL in earned-run average, victories and strikeouts.
Kluber (20-7) was 1-0 with 17 strikeouts and two runs given up in two starts against Houston. Carrasco (17-10) was 1-1 and gave up three home runs in two starts against the Astros.