The New York Yankees have set their rotation for the ALCS against the Houston Astros and Masahiro Tanaka will take the mound for Game 1.

Luis Severino will start Game 2 on Saturday. CC Sabathia will start Game 3 on Monday in New York. Sonny Gray will take the mound for Game 4.

Gray will throw a simulated game Thursday at Minute Maid Park because he's thrown just 3 1/3 innings since Sept. 28.

"He's had some really big starts, his last two starts have been outstanding," Joe Girardi said of Tanaka. "And there's a lot of times that he really gets on a roll and he puts a bunch of them together and we're going to need a good one from him tomorrow."