HOUSTON — The Houston Astros sq. off in opposition to the New York Yankees on Wednesday in Game 1 of the ALCS.
Wednesday’s recreation is the eighth time these groups sq. off this season. The Astros are forward 5-2 in the season sequence.
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 19
First pitch: 6:37 p.m.
Location: Minute Maid Park
How to observe: TBS or streaming on the TBS app
Odds: Yankees +158, Astros -190, Over/below: 6.5 runs
Starting pitchers: NYY | Jameson Taillon (3.91 ERA, 14-5) vs. HOU | Justin Verlander (1.75 ERA, 18-4)
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Who to observe
Yordan Alvarez has 29 doubles, two triples, 37 dwelling runs and 97 RBI for the Astros. Jeremy Pena is 12-for-39 with a double, a triple, three dwelling runs and 7 RBI over the previous 10 video games.
Anthony Rizzo has 21 doubles, a triple, 32 dwelling runs and 75 RBI whereas hitting .224 for the Yankees. Aaron Judge is 7-for-34 with three dwelling runs during the last 10 video games.
Astros: Michael Brantley: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Castro: 60-Day IL (knee), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat)
Yankees: Aaron Hicks: day-to-day (knee), Ron Marinaccio: 15-Day IL (shin), Zack Britton: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Frankie Montas: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Luis Gil: 60-Day IL (elbow), Andrew Benintendi: 10-Day IL (wrist), Michael King: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chad Green: 60-Day IL (elbow), Stephen Ridings: 60-Day IL (shoulder)