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Sports Minute: Astros' Garcia, Rays' Curtiss start Game 5 of ALCS

2 weeks 2 hours 39 minutes ago Thursday, October 15 2020 Oct 15, 2020 October 15, 2020 3:06 PM October 15, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Houston Astros tapped rookie right-hander Luis Garcia to start Game 5 of the AL Championship Series while the Tampa Bay Rays chose to go with opener John Curtiss.

Houston faced elimination for the second straight game. The Astros won 4-3 Wednesday night to cut Tampa Bay’s lead to 3-1 in the best-of-7 series.

Garcia was making his first career postseason appearance. He was 0-1 with a 2.92 ERA in five appearances in the regular season, including one start.

Curtiss is 0-0 with a 10.38 ERA in four appearances this postseason.

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