Rays' Glasnow to face Yankees' Cole in Game 5

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Marly RiveraESPN Writer


Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com.

SAN DIEGO — New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole has never made a major league start on fewer than the traditional four days of rest. Neither has Tampa Bay Rays flamethrower Tyler Glasnow.

Nonetheless, both will be on the mound Friday for a winner-take-all Game 5 of the American League Division Series as the AL East rivals have their final duel of 2020.

Glasnow, who was the winning pitcher in the second game of the series, mowing down a Yankees lineup that struck out a postseason-record 18 times, will start Game 5 on just two days of rest. Glasnow hasn’t pitched on fewer than four days of rest since July 2018, when he was being used mainly as a reliever by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

“I just found out like five minutes ago,” said Glasnow after the Yankees’ do-or-die 5-1 win Thursday night at Petco Park that forced a Game 5. “I haven’t really talked about innings or anything like that, I just know that I’m starting tomorrow. But I feel good about it, I’m excited and I’m just ready

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