The New York Yankees won a wild back-and-forth game against the Houston Astros last night by a score of 7-5. With the win, they increased their winning streak to a season-high eight games, and they now sit 22 games over .500. Gio Urshela’s long ball in the fifth tied the Bombers’ franchise-record for consecutive games with a home run, 25. A homer today will break the 1941 Yankees’ record.
New York is 6-0 on the homestead thus far and will try to make it seven this afternoon. Giancarlo Stanton will get the day off and J.A. Happ will be on the mound.
Looking for a sweep this afternoon— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 23, 2019
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Houston ace, Justin Verlander will try to help his team avoid the sweep. The Astros have lost their last seven games. It’s their longest such streak since 2015. During this stretch, the Astros have scored an average of 2.7 runs per game and have allowed 17 total home runs. The ‘Stros will look to get back on-track with this lineup:
#Astros #Lineup 06/23— MLB Lineups (@MLBDailyLineups) June 23, 2019
Altuve (R) 2B
Bregman (R) SS
Brantley (L) LF
Alvarez (L) DH
Gurriel (R) 3B
Chirinos (R) C
Reddick (L) RF
White (R) 1B
Marisnick (R) CF
Verlander (R) P
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The game can be seen on YES, streamed on Fox Sports Go or fuboTV, and heard on WFAN or WADO. First pitch is at 2:05. Let’s bring out the brooms!