Yankees vs. Astros ALCS Game 1: Jameson Taillon to start for New York

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Houston Astros host NY Yankees in ALCS Game 1

During the regular season, the New York Yankees finished first in the American League East with a record of 99-63. They faced off against the Houston Astros (106-56, first in the AL West during the regular season).

When: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022.

Time: 7:37 p.m. Eastern.

Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston (41,118).

TV: TBS.

Moneyline: Yankees +166, Astros -198.

Pitching matchup: Jameson Taillon (14-5, 3.91 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 151 strikeouts) vs. Justin Verlander (18-4, 1.75 ERA, .83 WHIP, 185 strikeouts).

On Wednesday, the first game of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) will begin with the Houston Astros taking on the New York Yankees.

Overall, Houston has a record of 106-56, and in home contests, they have a record of 55-26. With an on-base percentage of .319, the Houston Astros are the seventh-best team in the major leagues.

Overall, New York has a record of 99-63, and in away games they have a record of 42-39. In games in which they have scored five or more runs, the Yankees have posted a record of 69-11.

This matchup between these two teams will take place on Wednesday for the eighth time so far this campaign. The season series is currently tied at 5-2 in favor of the Astros.

In addition to his .224 batting average for the Yankees, Anthony Rizzo has 21 doubles, one triple, 32 home runs, and 75 RBI. Over the course of the last ten games, Aaron Judge has gone 7-for-34 with three home runs.

In their last ten games, the Yankees went 5-5, had a batting average of .188, an earned run average of 2.86, and scored four more runs than their opponents.

Yankees Injured List: Aaron Hicks, Ron Marinaccio, Zack Britton, Frankie Montas, Luis Gil, Andrew Benintendi, Michael King, Chad Green, and Stephen Ridings.

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