Astros lead Yankees 1-0 ahead of ALCS Game 2
New York Yankees (99-63, first in the AL East during the regular season) vs. Houston Astros (106-56, first in the AL West during the regular season)
Houston; Thursday, 7:37 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Luis Severino (7-3, 3.18 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 112 strikeouts); Astros: Framber Valdez (17-6, 2.77 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 194 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -160, Yankees +136; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros and the New York Yankees square off in Game 2 of the ALCS. The Astros lead the series 1-0.
Houston has a 106-56 record overall and a 55-26 record in home games. The Astros have the seventh-best team on-base percentage in the majors at .319.
New York has a 42-39 record on the road and a 99-63 record overall. The Yankees have the second-ranked team on-base percentage in the AL at .324.
The matchup Thursday is the ninth meeting between these teams this season. The Astros hold a 6-2 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Altuve has 39 doubles and 28 home runs for the Astros. Jeremy Pena is 14-for-38 with three doubles, a triple and four home runs over the last 10 games.
Gleyber Torres has 27 doubles, a triple, 24 home runs and 76 RBI for the Yankees. Harrison Bader is 6-for-27 with four home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 8-2, .251 batting average, 2.18 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs
Yankees: 5-5, .190 batting average, 3.00 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
INJURIES: Astros: Michael Brantley: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Castro: 60-Day IL (knee), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat)
Yankees: Ron Marinaccio: 15-Day IL (shin), Zack Britton: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Luis Gil: 60-Day IL (elbow), Michael King: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chad Green: 60-Day IL (elbow), Stephen Ridings: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.