Astros Lock In Game 5 Starter

It could be a win-or-go-home game for the Houston Astros in Game 5.

Regardless, Dusty Baker and the Astros will have Justin Verlander on the mound, as the team has locked him in as the Game 5 starting pitcher. 
Monday's rainout allowed the Astros to entertain the idea of throwing Verlander in Game 4 on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park, but they will remain with Cristian Javier for Wednesday's game. 

Verlander was pitching great in his Game 1 start last Friday versus the Philadelphia Phillies before suddenly getting lit up for five earned runs in the fourth and fifth innings. 

The thirty-nine-year-old holds an ugly 7.20 ERA through 15 innings and three starts this postseason.
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