The Yankees try to avoid getting swept as they take on the Astros in Houston at 7:40 p.m.
Gary Sanchez, who's off to a hot start with six home runs, is out of the lineup with tightness in his legs. He should be available to pinch-hit if needed. Austin Romine will start behind the plate. ... Greg Bird returns to the lineup at first base while Luke Voit moves back to DH. ... James Paxton makes his third start with the Yankees.
|Brett Gardner, CF||George Springer, RF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Jose Altuve, 2B|
|Luke Voit, DH||Michael Brantley, LF|
|Gleyber Torres, SS||Carlos Correa, SS|
|Greg Bird, 1B||Yuli Gurriel, 3B|
|DJ LeMahieu, 3B||Tyler White, DH|
|Clint Frazier, LF||Aledmys Diaz, 1B|
|Austin Romine, C||Max Stassi, C|
|Tyler Wade, 2B||Jake Marisnick, CF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP James Paxton, who earned his first win as a Yankee in his last start but gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks in 5.1 innings. In four starts against the Astros last season, Paxton went 4-0 with a 2.05 ERA.
Who is starting for the Astros?
RHP Collin McHugh, who had a strong performance against Oakland his last time out, allowing one run in six innings on three hits and three walks. In his last eight starts at Minute Maid Park, McHugh is 5-0 with a 1.18 ERA.
The Yankees are off on Thursday before returning home to begin a three-game set against the White Sox on Friday at 7:05 p.m.