It all comes down to this.
The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees meet Friday night in the winner-take-all Game 5 of the American League Division Series at Petco Park in San Diego, with a spot in the AL Championship Series on the line.
The Yankees forced the decisive game with a 5-1 win Thursday night, getting home runs from Luke Voit and Gleyber Torres. In Game 5, they turn to $324 million ace Gerrit Cole, who was signed last winter for games like this. A win would give the Yankees their third trip to the ALCS in four years.
Meanwhile, the Rays – the AL's No. 1 seed – haven't reached the ALCS since 2008.
Here's everything you need to know for Friday's game
Time: 7:10 p.m. ET
TV channel: TBS
Betting odds: SportsBookWire.usatoday.com
Right-hander Tyler Glasnow (5-1, 4.08 ERA) gets the start for the Rays on Friday. Glasnow has won both of his starts this postseason – including Game 2 against the Yankees – with 18 strikeouts in 11 innings.
Yankees ace Gerrit Cole (7-3, 2.84 ERA) takes the mound for the sudden-death game after getting the win in Game 1. Cole gave up three runs with eight strikeouts in six innings in that outing.
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