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New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros: Luis Severino vs. Dallas Keuchel

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The Yankees need a win in Houston tonight behind their ace to keep pace in the AL East.

Luis Severino went seven innings in his start last Friday against the Angels in Anaheim, allowing three runs on five hits. Severino settled for a no-decision, with the Yankees winning the game on a tenth-inning solo home run by Didi Gregorius.
Luis Severino went seven innings in his start last Friday against the Angels in Anaheim, allowing three runs on five hits. Severino settled for a no-decision, with the Yankees winning the game on a tenth-inning solo home run by Didi Gregorius.
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Following last night’s incredible victory on Gary Sanchez’s dramatic ninth-inning home run, the Yankees continue the rematch of the 2017 ALCS against the Houston Astros tonight. The Red Sox already won their game today, so the Yankees need a victory to keep pace in the American League East. Luis Severino (4-1, 2.61 ERA) toes the slab for New York, while Yankee nemesis Dallas Keuchel (1-4, 4.00 ERA) goes for Houston.

Pitching matchup

Luis Severino went seven innings in his start last Friday against the Angels in Anaheim, allowing three runs on five hits. Severino settled for a no-decision, with the Yankees winning the game on a tenth-inning solo home run by Didi Gregorius.

Sevy pitched well, but not great. He surrendered a second-inning solo homer to Shohei Ohtani, then squandered a 2-1 lead by giving up two more runs in the seventh. It was a quality start. Frankly, though, the Yankees need more from their ace.

On the year, Severino has allowed two earned runs or less in four of his six starts. That’s the Severino the Yankees hope to see tonight.

Keuchel has also pitched well, allowing two earned runs or less in three of his six starts. He got lit up during his last start against Oakland, surrendering six runs on seven hits. Keuchel is a historically tough opponent for the Yankees, and is seeking a bouce-back game. This should be a good one.

Lineups

How to watch

Location: Minute Maid Park

First pitch: 8:10 PM EDT

TV channel: YES, ESPN (out-of-market only)

Online streaming: MLB.tv (out-of-market only)

Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280 (full listings)

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