The Yankees (47-27, 4.5 GA in AL East) continue their four-game set with the Astros (48-28, 7.5 GA in AL West) on Friday night at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 p.m.
The Yankees have now won six-straight games, their third winning streak of at least six games this season. ... the Bombers have homered in 23 consecutive games. ... Gleyber Torres has homered in two-straight games and has driven in at least three runs in three of his last six games.
|Alex Bregman, SS||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Michael Brantley, RF||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Jose Altuve, 2B||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Yordan Alvarez, DH||Giancarlo Stanton, DH|
|Yuli Gurriel, 3B||Edwin Encarnacion, 1B|
|Robinson Chirinos, C||Brett Gardner, CF|
|Tyler White, 1B||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Jake Marisnick, CF||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Myles Straw, LF||Cameron Maybin, LF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP James Paxton (4-3, 3.93 ERA), who held the White Sox to just two runs in six innings in his last start, his first win since returning from the Injured List. ... The lefty lost to the Astros on April 10th, allowing five runs in four innings of work. ... Paxton has only given the Bombers six innings on the mound in three of his 11 starts this season.
Who is starting for the Astros?
RHP Brad Peacock (6-4, 3.67 ERA), who allowed four runs over five innings in his last outing against Toronto. ... Peacock has allowed four runs in each of his last two starts after not allowing more than two runs in any of his previous five outings.
The Yankees and Astros continue their four-game set on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. Masahiro Tanaka (5-5, 3.23 ERA) takes the ball for the Yankees against Astros lefty Wade Miley (6-4, 3.30 ERA).