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    The New York Yankees (58-53) will look to Jake Bauers, who is riding a two-game home run streak, when they face the Houston Astros (63-49). The Yankees are favored (-118) in this outing against the Astros (-101), which begins at 1:35 PM ET on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. New York’s Carlos Rodon gets the start against Houston’s Jose Urquidy.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Yankees vs. Astros

    • Game Day: Sunday, August 6, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:35 PM ET
    • Location: The Bronx, New York
    • Stadium: Yankee Stadium
    Yankees vs Astros Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Yankees -118 9

    How Do I Watch the Yankees vs. the Astros?

    • TV Channel: YES

    Yankees Stats & Trends

    Yankees Batting

    • The Yankees are seventh-best in MLB play with 155 total home runs.
    • New York has the third-worst batting average in the majors (.231).
    • The Yankees rank 26th in baseball with a .302 on-base percentage.
    • New York’s hitters strike out 8.2 times per game, the 10th-fewest strikeouts in baseball.
    • The Yankees average 1.5 homers per game when playing at home this season (96 total in home outings).
    • New York is averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game while slugging .417 at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 7.2 hits per game and is batting .228.

    Yankees Key Batters

    • Gleyber Torres leads New York with 110 hits and an OBP of .329, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .437. He’s batting .266.
    • Among qualified batters, he ranks 53rd in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 76th, and he is 70th in slugging.
    • Torres hopes to build on a five-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .500 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and two RBI.
    • Aaron Judge has 10 doubles, 20 home runs and 42 walks. He’s batting .283 and slugging .636 with an on-base percentage of .403.
    • Anthony Volpe has collected 78 base hits, an OBP of .286 and a slugging percentage of .378 this season.
    • Giancarlo Stanton has been key for New York with 47 hits, an OBP of .287 plus a slugging percentage of .477.
    • Stanton has safely hit in four games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .400 with a double, three home runs, two walks and seven RBI.

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros’ 142 home runs rank 10th in Major League Baseball.
    • Houston has a team batting average of .249 this season, which ranks 18th among MLB teams.
    • The Astros have an OBP of .320 this season, which ranks 15th in MLB.
    • Houston is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking sixth with an average of 7.9 strikeouts per game.
    • In 56 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 78 homers, an average of 1.4 per contest.
    • Houston has a team slugging percentage of .425 in away games this season with 179 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .253 with 8.9 base hits per contest.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker has an on-base percentage of .376, a slugging percentage of .509, and has 119 hits, all club-highs for the Astros (while batting .297).
    • He ranks ninth in batting average, 15th in on-base percentage and 14th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in MLB.
    • Alex Bregman has 14 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 62 walks while hitting .247. He’s slugging .416 with an on-base percentage of .346.
    • His batting average is 98th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 43rd, and he is 93rd in slugging.
    • Yordan Alvarez is batting .286 with 13 doubles, 20 home runs and 36 walks.
    • Chas McCormick has 12 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 30 walks while batting .279.

    Yankees vs. Astros Probable Pitchers

    Carlos Rodón (NYY) Pitcher Jose Urquidy (HOU)
    1 – 4 W/L 2 – 2
    24.1 IP 27.2
    6.29 ERA 5.20
    1.479 WHIP 1.554
    7.4 K/9 7.5
    5.9 BB/9 3.3

    Yankees vs. Astros Injury Updates

    • Yankees: Anthony Rizzo: 10 Day IL (Concussion), Ryan Weber: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Jonathan Loaisiga: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Josh Donaldson: 60 Day IL (Calf), Jose Trevino: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Lou Trivino: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Luis Gil: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Frankie Montás: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Scott Effross: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Astros: Jose Urquidy: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Luis Garcia: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Michael Brantley: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Yankees and Astros (Last 10 Games)


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