Tuesday, April 1 at Minute Maid Park | 7:10 PM ET
CC Sabathia, LHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Scott Feldman, RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
YANKEES: Sabathia has made 10 previous Opening Day starts and five straight with the Yanks (2009-13). He is one of six pitchers in team history to make at least five Opening Day starts, and the first since Ron Guidry, who made seven (1978-80, '82-'84, '86).
ASTROS: Signed to a three-year, $30 million deal to anchor the rotation, Feldman makes his second career Opening Day start in his Astros debut. He started for the Rangers on Opening Day in 2010 after a breakout '09.
Wednesday, April 2 at Minute Maid Park | 8:10 PM ET
Hiroki Kuroda, RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Jarred Cosart, RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
YANKEES: Kuroda has made at least 30 starts and tossed at least 180 innings in five of his six Major League seasons. Among all Japan-born pitchers with at least 450 innings in the Majors, Kuroda owns the lowest all-time career ERA at 3.40.
ASTROS: Cosart begins the season on the Major League roster for the first time after going 1-1 with a 1.95 ERA in 10 starts with the Astros in the second half of last season. He had more walks than strikeouts, so command will be a key.
Thursday, April 3 at Minute Maid Park | 8:10 PM ET
Ivan Nova, RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Brett Oberholtzer, LHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
YANKEES: Nova's .673 career winning percentage as a starter is the third-highest for any big league pitcher with at least 50 starts, trailing only Kris Medlen and Lance Lynn. His 0.56 homers/nine innings ratio in 2013 was the second-lowest among AL starters.
ASTROS: Lefty landed in the Major Leagues last season and made 13 appearances, and was especially tough as a starter, going 4-5 with a 2.24 ERA in 10 starts. He showed great control by allowing only 1.82 walks per nine innings.