The New York Yankees and the Oakland A's will get the American League postseason started Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.That game will determine who plays the Boston Red Sox in one of the American League Division Series.The other series has been set , seemingly for weeks. The Cleveland Indians and the Houston Astros, the last two American League participants in the World Series, will meet for the right to go to the American League Championship Series.The Indians lost the 2016 Series in heartbreaking fashion, dropping the seventh game in extra innings to the Chicago Cubs. The Astros won last year's championship, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games. Indians vs. Astros ScheduleFriday, October 5: Indians at Astros, Game 1, TBSSaturday, October 6: Indians at Astros, Game 2, TBSMonday Kenta Maeda Jersey , October 8: Astros at Indians, Game 3, TBSTuesday, October 9: Astros at Indians, Game 4*, TBSThursday, October 11: Indians at Astros, Game 5*, TBS*If necessaryAll postseason games can be live-streamed atMLB.TV.Even though the Red Sox led all of baseball with 108 wins, both the Indians and the Astros are powerful teams that could represent the AL in the World Series once again.The Indians have explosive power bats in the middle of their lineup whoare capable of devastating any pitching staff. Jose Ramirez led the Tribe with 39 home runs and he also had 106 RBI and a .555 slugging percentage. Shortstop Francisco Lindor tallied 38 home runs, scored 129 runs Matt Kemp Jersey , drove in 92 and had a .519 slugging percentage. Edwin Encarnacion delivered 32 home runs and knocked in a team-high 107 runs.Former Blue Jay Josh Donaldson could turn out to be an X-factor in the series. Donaldson was traded to Cleveland at the trade deadline, and while he played in just 16 games this year due to injuries and had three home runs and seven RBI, he is capable of getting hot and driving the ball consistently in big situations.The pitching staff has largely been responsible for Cleveland's success, and Corey Kluber is once again the ace of the staff with a 20-7 record, 222 strikeouts, a 2.89 ERA and 0.99 WHIP. He is joined by starters Mike Clevinger, Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer.The Indians are hoping that their once-formidable bullpen can dominate in the postseason.Cleveland manager Terry Francona believes the preparation in leading up to Friday's series opener is a big key."I think the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (before the playoffs) are way more important than your last couple of games," Francona said Rich Hill Jersey , per Joe Noga of "I think the way you handle those off days is how you create momentum going into the playoffs."The Astros won the World Series a year ago largely because of their ability to come through with clutch at-bats. While they don't have quite the power that the Indians do from their top sluggers, the Astros are a confident team that has an excellent chance to repeat last year's postseason success.Alex Bregman had a brilliant year with a 31 home runs to lead the team, along with 103 RBI and a .532 slugging percentage. George Springer is one of the team's triggers as he belted 22 home runs and scored 102 runs.Jose Altuve battled through injuries this season but appears healthy for the playoffs. The 2017 MVP hit .315 with 13 home runs and scored84 runs in 137 games.The Astros may have the best starting pitching of any team in the postseason with Justin Verlander, Dallas Keuchel, Gerrit Cole and Charlie Morton. All four started 30 or more games, and Verlander is the ace of the group with a 16-9 record, 290 strikeouts and a 2.52 ERA.These are two brilliant and experienced teams, and it would be somewhat surprising if the series does not go five games. NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have put pitcher CC Sabathia on the 10-day disabled list because of right knee inflammation.The Yankees made a series of roster moves before hosting the New York Mets on Monday night. Reliever George Kontos was promoted from Triple-A, infielder Ronald Torreyes rejoined the Yankees and first baseman Luke Voit was sent to the minors.Sabathia was put on the DL a day after pitching six shutout innings of one-hit ball against Texas. The 38-year-old left-hander is 7-4 with a 3.32 ERA in 22 starts.Sabathia has been bothered by knee trouble for several seasons. Boosted by a brace, he’s been able to pitch effectively despite the problem.“We knew it was part of the program that there was going to be times during the season that he would need a timeout,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “So postgame yesterday , he shared with us that he would be best served by skipping a start, so that’s what we’re going to do.”“We knew it was part of managing his knee throughout this particular year. He’s a pro and he’s made us aware and we appreciate that, and it gives us a chance to deviate and allow him to resuscitate and that’s all we’re going to do,” he said.Kontos made his big league debut with the Yankees in 2011. The 33-year-old righty was a combined 2-3 with one save and a 4.68 ERA for Pittsburgh and Cleveland this season.The 25-year-old Torreyes hit .323 in 24 games for the Yankees before being sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Voit, acquired from St. Louis in a trade last month, hit .188 with two RBIs in five games for New York.The Yankees also transferred left-hander Jordan Montgomery (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list.