MLB playoffs 2023: Verlander gets Game 1, all 8 teams prep for Division Series openers Saturday

Texas Rangers players celebrate after beating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1 during Game 2 in an AL wild-card series Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

The Philadelphia Phillies pose for photographs after the team's win over the Miami Marlins in Game 2 of an NL wild-card series Wednesday in Philadelphia. The Phillies swept the series, and move on to face the Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Arizona Diamondbacks player celebrate after Game 2 of their National League wildcard series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday in Milwaukee. The Diamondbacks won 5-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws to an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the first inning of a game on Sept. 30 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Justin Verlander is scheduled to start for the Houston Astros against former teammate Carlos Correa and the Minnesota Twins in Game 1 of their AL Division Series on Saturday.