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ALDS: Yankees-Guardians to face off today in Game 5 after rain postponement

After a nearly 3 hour rain delay, Major League Baseball announced Monday’s postseason game between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians would be postponed due to inclement weather. League officials, umpires and team representatives met multiple times during the rain delay but the game was eventually postponed as the rain persisted. The decisive Game 5 of the American League Division Series will be played today at 4:07 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium.

Jameson Taillon was scheduled to start Monday’s contest for the Yankees, but this postponement means that NY could utilize Nestor Cortés on three days of rest for Tuesday’s game. The southpaw had the best season of his career and posted a 2.44 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 163 strikeouts in 158.1 innings.

Cleveland noted it will wait to announce a starter until sometime on Tuesday, but may put ace Shane Bieber in the game on three days of rest.

The winner of today’s game – and the series – will face the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday.

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