Astros host the Yankees, look to continue home win streak
New York Yankees (56-20, first in the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (47-27, first in the AL West)
Houston; Thursday, 6:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Luis Severino (4-2, 3.38 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 87 strikeouts); Astros: Luis Garcia (5-5, 3.55 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 74 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Yankees -123, Astros +105; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros, on a three-game home winning streak, host the New York Yankees.
Houston has a 47-27 record overall and a 20-11 record at home. The Astros have the second-best team ERA in baseball at 2.97.
New York has a 56-20 record overall and a 22-11 record in road games. Yankees hitters have a collective .321 on-base percentage, the eighth-best percentage in MLB play.
Thursday’s game is the fifth time these teams match up this season. The season series is tied 2-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Alex Bregman has 15 doubles, nine home runs and 36 RBI for the Astros. Yordan Alvarez is 9-for-28 with five home runs over the past 10 games.
Aaron Judge has a .290 batting average to lead the Yankees, and has 11 doubles and 29 home runs. DJ LeMahieu is 9-for-31 with a home run and four RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 7-3, .235 batting average, 2.60 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs
Yankees: 7-3, .173 batting average, 3.40 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
INJURIES: Astros: Jeremy Pena: day-to-day (mouth), Yordan Alvarez: day-to-day (undisclosed), Michael Brantley: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat), Parker Mushinski: 15-Day IL (elbow), Blake Taylor: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jake Odorizzi: 15-Day IL (leg), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (forearm)
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)