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Astros meet the Yankees with 2-1 series lead

June 26, 2022 GMT

Houston Astros (45-26, first in the AL West) vs. New York Yankees (52-20, first in the AL East)

New York; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Jose Urquidy (6-3, 4.68 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 52 strikeouts); Yankees: Nestor Cortes (6-3, 2.31 ERA, .96 WHIP, 78 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Yankees -162, Astros +140; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros play the New York Yankees leading the series 2-1.

New York has a 52-20 record overall and a 30-9 record in home games. The Yankees have the top team slugging percentage in the AL at .432.

Houston is 25-15 on the road and 45-26 overall. The Astros are 25-11 in games when they record eight or more hits.

The teams play Sunday for the fourth time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Aaron Judge has 27 home runs, 34 walks and 53 RBI while hitting .295 for the Yankees. Gleyber Torres is 9-for-33 with five doubles, a home run and four RBI over the past 10 games.

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Yordan Alvarez has eight doubles, two triples and 22 home runs for the Astros. Michael Brantley is 12-for-40 with three doubles, a home run and five RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 6-4, .204 batting average, 3.78 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs

Astros: 8-2, .241 batting average, 2.73 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs

INJURIES: Yankees: Jonathan Loaisiga: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Chad Green: 60-Day IL (elbow), Aroldis Chapman: 15-Day IL (achilles), Ben Rortvedt: 60-Day IL (oblique), Stephen Ridings: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Domingo German: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Zack Britton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Astros: Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat), Parker Mushinski: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jeremy Pena: 10-Day IL (thumb), Blake Taylor: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jake Odorizzi: 15-Day IL (leg), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (forearm)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.