Yankees’ plan for wild-card starter gets clearer

It seems as if the Yankees are narrowing down their starting options for Wednesday’s wild-card game against the Athletics.

The team announced its starting rotation for their season-ending series against the Red Sox, with J.A. Happ starting Friday, Lance Lynn on Saturday and Luis Severino on Sunday. Assuming Severino makes the start, he would be unavailable to start against Oakland on two days rest.

The momentum to get the nod appears to be with Happ, who would be on regular rest on Wednesday and has been the Yankees’ most consistent starter down the stretch.

Masahiro Tanaka was blitzed for the second straight outing Wednesday night against the Rays and Severino has struggled much of the second half. Yankees manager Aaron Boone dismissed the possibility of going with a full bullpen game, but whoever does get the start will be on the tightest of leashes.

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