The Yankees (49-27, 5.5 GA in AL East) can collect a sweep against the Astros (48-30, 6.5 GA in AL West) on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium at 2:20 p.m.
Old Timer's Day took place before this one, where Mariano Rivera played in his very first one. He had an inside-the-park home run during his at-bat. ...The Yankees would push their win streak to nine games if they can defeat Houston today. ...Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez have homered in three consecutive games when they play. They got the day off yesterday, and Gio Urshela and Austin Romine -- their replacements -- both homered. ...Giancarlo Stanton had four, clutch RBI yesterday, including the game-winning hit -- a two-run single to left.
|Jose Altuve, 2B||DJ LeMahieu, 3B|
|Alex Bregman, SS||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Michael Brantley, LF||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Yordan Alvarez, DH||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Yuli Gurriel, 3B||Edwin Encarnacion, DH|
|Robinson Chirinos, C||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Josh Reddick, RF||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Tyler White, 1B||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Jake Marisnick, CF||Brett Gardner, LF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP J.A. Happ (4.59 ERA/1.21 WHIP), who held the White Sox to two runs on seven hits over five innings in his last start. He had three strikeouts and no walks as well.
The Yankees have won 11 times when Happ starts, which is tied for fourth in the A.L. this season.
Who is starting for the Astros?
RHP Justin Verlander (2.59 ERA/0.74 WHIP), who took a loss against the Reds last time out. He allowed four runs on six hits, including three homers which is the most he has allowed all season. Verlander struck out eight and walked one as well over seven innings.
The Yankees stay at home to host the Blue Jays starting Monday at 7:05 p.m. to kick off the three-game set.