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Start of Yankees-Guardians Game Delayed by Rain: Live Updates

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Oct. 17, 2022, 6:55 p.m. ET

Oct. 17, 2022, 6:55 p.m. ETCredit…Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Each teams’ bullpens are sure to play an instrumental role in Game 5, each time it begins, as key contributors are rested. For the Guardians, the right-handers Emmanuel Clase, Trevor Stephan and James Karinchak, a Newburgh, N.Y., native, are fresh after not pitching in Game 4.

Despite that, Cleveland Manager Terry Francona didn’t wish to turn the ultimate game of the division series right into a bullpen game. “We like Civale,” Francona said, referring to Aaron Civale, the Guardians’ scheduled starter for Monday. “The longer he stays on the market, the higher off we’re.”

The Yankees, meanwhile, expect all hands on deck. That features the right-hander Clay Holmes and the left-hander Wandy Peralta, who has pitched in every game of this series and would throw for a fourth consecutive day if he were to look in Game 5.

The appropriate-handers Jonathan Loáisiga and Lou Trivino didn’t appear in Game 4 after light workloads in Game 3, and the left-hander Nestor Cortes, who began Game 2, is amongst those that can provide the Yankees length out of the bullpen if needed. Even Gerrit Cole, who threw seven innings within the Yankees’ Game 4 win on Sunday, told Manager Aaron Boone he is out there Monday. “I’d be a bit hesitant to make use of him,” Boone said, “but you never know where the day takes you.”

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