Bauer, who will try to close out the Yankees in the best-of-five series, will be pitching on three days’ rest.
“I consider this normal rest for me,” Bauer said.
“If I could draw it out personally, this is how I’d pitch every time. Take my normal two days’ recovery after my start and then do my day-before routine today and then roll it out there tomorrow. So I’m feeling very confident where I’m at.”
Bauer went 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA against the Yankees during the regular season and pitched the Indians to a Game 1 win throwing 6⅔ shutout innings against the Bronx Bombers.