Chris Sale and Nathan Eovaldi open the first two games of the Championship Series

Chris Sale and Nathan Eovaldi were confirmed by manager Alex Cora as the starters for the Boston Red Sox in the opening two games of the Championship Series against the Houston Astros in the MLB, The Athletic reported.

The showdown will begin Friday at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Boston comes from defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3 to 1 while the Astros also beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1.

Sale and Eovaldi’s rivals at the start of the series for the American League crown will be Framber Valdez from the Dominican Republic and Luis García from Venezuela.