The Houston Astros and New York Yankees play Thursday with the first throw set at 7:05 p.m. ET. The game takes place at Yankee Stadium in New York City, NY and will only be available on local TV or via an MLB.tv subscription. Framber Valdez is set to start for the Astros, while Jameson Taillon gets the nod for the Yankees.
This season, the Astros have been phenomenal as they sit 43-25 10 games above Rangers who are their closest team at AL West. Jordan Alvarez has been phenomenal this season in fourth, hitting .315 with 21 home runs and 51 runs. Over the last few games, the entire top line has been swinging the baton well they’ll need if they want to. won this series. At the mound, Framber Valdez has become their ace as he is 7-3 with 2.78 ERA.
The New York Yankees are definitely the best team in baseball as they currently have an incredible 51-18 record. Both their batting and throwing have been outstanding this season. Aaron Judge has earned a lot of money for himself this off-season as he scored .302 with 27 home runs and 52 runs. At the mound, Jameson Taillon has become one of the best pitchers in baseball. He is currently 8-1 with a 2.70 ERA. His eight wins are tied for the second most in MLB.
Astros vs. Yankees
thrower: Framber Valdez vs. James Taillon
First pitch: 7:05 p.m. ET
Astros local broadcasts: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Yankees local broadcast: YES
Live broadcast: MLB.tv (subscribe)
Odds, picks & predictions
Run Line: Yankees -1.5
Run total: 8
Money line opportunities: Yankees -125, Astros +105
Moneyline Options: Astro +105
With Valdez on the mound, I think the Astros took Game 1 of the series. He’s on a great pitch this season and has been one of the best pitchers in MLB this year. I think the Astros will come out tonight and show they are the team to beat in AL in this series and it all started with Game 1.
Player prop options: Kyle Tucker over 1.5 bases total (+120)
With the walls short in New York, there’s a good chance Tucker will hit a home run tonight. In his career against Taillon, Tucker was 1-2 with home runs. He’s been swinging the bat well lately and the Astros are going to need a big night out of him.
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