ALCS game 5 Thread, October 18th 2019: 6:08 CDT. Astros vs Yankees

Tonight the Astros hope to win the American League Title in New York, up 3-1 in the series. Justin Verlander faces the Yankees for the second time in this series, facing the same opponent he did last time, James Paxton. In Game 2 when they met, Paxton barely got into the third inning, whereas Verlander allowed only two runs in six+ innings of work. The Astros won that game 3-2, on a Carlos Correa walk-off homer.

Here are tonight’s lineups.

Astros: Houston stuck with a similar lineup it used in its Game 4 win. This time, Carlos Correa bats ahead of Yordan Alvarez and Jake Marisnick gets the start in right field. (MLB.com)

1) George Springer, RF

2) José Altuve, 2B

3) Michael Brantley, LF

4) Alex Bregman, 3B

5) Yuli Gurriel, 1B

6) Carlos Correa, SS

7) Yordan Alvarez, DH

8) Robinson Chirinos, C

9) Jake Marisnick, CF

Yankees: With no margin for error, New York brought back Giancarlo Stanton at designated hitter in the cleanup spot in Game 5. (MLB.com)

1) DJ LeMahieu, 1B

2) Aaron Judge, RF

3) Gleyber Torres, 2B

4) Giancarlo Stanton, DH

5) Aaron Hicks, CF

6) Gary Sánchez, C

7) Didi Gregorius, SS

8) Gio Urshela, 3B

9) Brett Gardner, LF

Here’s the lineup with media access information.

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