At Minute Maid Park on Thursday, an MLB matchup between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros will take place. A day and night doubleheader will be played.
The Yankees now have a record of 64-28 overall, and prior to the All-Star break, they had won two straight games. This club has been quite successful offensively all season, and on Sunday they scored 13 runs. Baseball’s best team, the Yankees, are averaging 5.40 runs per game. The pitching staff for the Yankees is also rated first in MLB. Aaron Judge has 70 RBIs and 33 home homers to his credit.
The Astros, who are on the other side of this battle, have a record of 59-32 overall, but they dropped two out of the three games in their most recent series against the Oakland Athletics. The Astros’ pitching has been outstanding, but they could still do better offensively. The Astros rank 14th in the league with a 4.43 run average. Kyle Tucker has 60 RBIs and 26 home runs to his credit. A great season for Yordan Alvarez has seen him blast 26 home runs and total 60 RBIs.
In their previous five games versus the American League West, the Yankees are 4-1. In their last six games against a team with a winning percentage higher than.600, the Astros are 5-1. In the Astros’ last four games overall, the under is 4-0.
Free Pick: Houston Astros