The New York Yankees announced that Sonny Gray will start Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians at 7:38 p.m. Thursday at Progressive Field. Trevor Bauer is starting for Cleveland.
Gray, who was acquired at the trading deadline to help get New York into October went 1-2 with a 4.86 ERA in three starts against Cleveland. He went 4-7 with a 3.72 ERA in 11 outings for New York.
Sabathia spent eight seasons with Cleveland and twice pitched in the postseason for the Indians.
The 37-year-old Sabathia went 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA this season. He has a 9-5 record in 18 career postseason starts.
The Yankees overcame a 3-0 deficit in the first inning of Thursday night's AL wild-card game and won their first postseason game in five years to earn a best-of-five matchup against the defending AL champion Indians -- the team with the best record in the AL.
"We're not done yet,'' slugger Aaron Judge said after the 8-4 win at Yankee Stadium. "We've just got to keep it rolling in Cleveland.''