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New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros: Jordan Montgomery vs. Justin Verlander

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The Yankees hope to start a new winning streak tonight against the defending champs.

New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Yankees’ nine-game winning streak is over after the bats failed to figure out Charlie Morton on Monday night in a 2-1 loss to the Astros. The four-game series continues tonight with another tough test on the hill in Justin Verlander, who has picked up right where he left off in last year’s postseason. The 35-year-old has struck out 48 batters in 39 23 innings so far this season, and carries a 1.36 ERA into tonight’s contest.

The Yanks counter with Jordan Montgomery, who went five innings against the Twins in his last start, allowing two runs and three walks. The Bombers won that game on a walk-off home run by Gary Sanchez.

Here’s the lineup that will look to solve Verlander tonight in Houston:

Aaron Judge is back in the lineup after a night off on Monday, allowing Giancarlo Stanton to move back to DH. Sanchez is back behind the plate, so adding Judge and subtracting Austin Romine should be a big boost for an offense that struggled on Monday.

As for the Astros, their scary lineup remains the same:

First pitch is scheduled for 8:10, and can be seen on YES, ATT Sportsnet-SW or MLB Network in out of market areas.