The Yankees continue their four-game series against the Houston Astros on Wednesday night at 8:10 p.m. at Minute Maid Park.
After snapping their win streak on Monday night, the Yankees bounced back with a big win over the Astros Tuesday night. Gary Sanchez finally broke the Yanks on the scoreboard with a clutch, three-run homer to center field to give New York the lead in the top of the ninth. Aaron Hicks would score on a wild pitch for good measure, and the Yankees came away with a 4-0 win. ...Jordan Montgomery couldn't make it back to the mound after the first inning with an elbow injury. He now has a flexor strain in his left elbow and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
|Aaron Hicks, CF||George Springer, DH|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Jose Altuve, 2B|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Carlos Correa, SS|
|Giancarlo Stanton, LF||Yuli Gurriel, 1B|
|Gary Sanchez, DH||Josh Reddick, RF|
|Tyler Austin, 1B||Alex Bregman, 3B|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Marwin Gonzalez, LF|
|Austin Romine, C||Max Stassi, C|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Derek Fisher, CF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Luis Severino (2.61 ERA/2.59 FIP, 0.89 WHIP), who earned a no-decision in his last start against the Angels. He allowed three runs on five hits while striking out eight and walking one over seven innings.
Severino's four wins is tied for the AL lead in that category. He owns a 8.38 ERA over 9.2 innings in his career against the Astros.
Who is starting for the Astros?
LHP Dallas Keuchel (4.00 ERA/4.78 FIP, 1.31 WHIP), who lost his last start against the A's. He allowed six runs -- his most so far this season -- on seven hits, including three homers. He also struck out three and walked none over seven innings.
Keuchel has had trouble with the long ball this season, as he has allowed six homers over six starts. He also struggles on his home mound with a 5.25 ERA this season.
More Yankees notes...
Last night's 4-0 win was the Yankees first shutout of the season. ...Yankees relievers struck out 13 batters last night, which is the most in franchise history. ...Didi Gregorious was named the AL Player of the Month after posting a .330/.422/.739 slash line while leading the MLB in HR (10) and RBI (30). ...Yankees batters lead the Majors in runs (168), runs per game (5.79), slugging (.451) and OPS (.789).