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How to watch Yankees vs. Indians: MLB playoffs live stream, schedule, TV channel, start time for Game 1

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The Cleveland Indians host the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the American League Wild Card at Progressive Field on Tuesday night, the first contest in the best-of-three series.

Cleveland went 35-25, earning a postseason spot with a second-place finish in the AL Central. The Yankees were hot and cold in the regular season, putting together streaks of 16-6, 5-15, 10-0 and 2-6 over the 60-game campaign. They finished 33-27, second place in the AL East and are in the playoffs for the fourth year in a row. 

a baseball player throwing a ball: Gerrit Cole is starting Game 1 for the Yankees. © Wendell Cruz, USA TODAY Sports Gerrit Cole is starting Game 1 for the Yankees.

The Yankees, who have 27 World Series titles, haven't won it all since 2009, making this one of the longest droughts in club history. The Twins have won the World Series three times, including onc as the Washington Senators, most recently in 1991.

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Time: 7:08 p.m. ET


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TV channel: ESPN

Live stream: ESPN.com

Betting odds: SportsBookWire.usatoday.com

In the first season of his nine-year, $324 million contract with the Yankees, Gerrit Cole (7-3, 2.84 ERA) takes the mound for the series opener. Cole has a 2.61 ERA in 10 career postseason starts and went 4-1 with a 1.72 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 36 ⅔ innings for the Astros in the playoffs last season.

Cleveland turns to 25-year-old ace Shane Bieber (8-1, 1.63 ERA) in Game 1, making his first career postseason start. Bieber, the presumed AL Cy Young winner, won pitching's triple crown this season, leading the leagues in wins, strikeouts (122) and ERA. Opponents hit .167 against Bieber, who only gave up one home run to a left-handed hitter in the regular season.

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