Astros manager AJ Hinch had not formulated his full pitching plan for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series when he sat at the podium for his postgame news conference Friday night. But he did shed light on the pitcher everyone was wondering about: ace Gerrit Cole will not start Saturday, meaning Game 6 will be a bullpen game.

The Yankees are turning to their bullpen as well, with manager Aaron Boone saying ace Luis Severino will start a potential Game 7 instead of pitching on short rest Saturday.