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New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Justin Verlander

Tanaka Time heads to Houston to open the a three-game set with the Astros.

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The first road trip of the season started as well as the Yankees could’ve asked for with a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles. The path gets tougher for the Bombers however, as they now face off against another likely playoff contender in the Houston Astros. The Astros have gotten off to a similarly so-so start, breaking even in their first ten games, but they are still undefeated at home during this young year.

Masahiro Tanaka will get the ball in the first game of the series, coming off of an outing where he went deep into the game against the Tigers but was unable to come away with a win. Opposing him will be Justin Verlander, who got rocked in his last start against Texas and had to exit after just four innings.

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The game will be broadcast on YES, and ESPN if you’re out of market. You could also listen in at WFAN 660/101.9FM, or WADO 1280.