This qualifies as a big game. The whole baseball world is watching. It must piss the world champion Astros off that their series with Cleveland is just an appetizer served in the early afternoon, a few hours before the main event. Yankee Stadium will be crazy tonight, just like it was last autumn when the Yankees played Cleveland and then Houston, falling one victory short of the World Series. New York has already broken through on the road this year and now just has to hold serve at home to advance to the LCS. Boston, of course, has other ideas. Its key hitters at the top of the order have been quiet so far, except for the first inning of Game 1. Luis Severino will come out throwing smoke in the first inning as he did against Oakland last Wednesday night. When did the first inning become so important? New York's spotty offense has been propelled by the home run bats of Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez. Seems like Judge has been on base every time up. His OPS through three games in October is 2.060. He is 5-for-9 with a walk and two homers against Boston. The Yankees have to solve the power cutter of Nathan Eovaldi, who has had their number this season. This is a very big stage for the former Yankee. October has created some unlikely heroes over the past 115 years. Eovaldi has a chance to write his own ticket into Boston folklore tonight. First pitch is around 7:40 p.m.