After making only minor changes with Josh Reddick/Alex Bregman and designated hitter, Astros manager A.J. Hinch has made his first major change in the lineup in game three of the American League Championship Series.
Yuli Gurriel has been moved to designated hitter, sliding Marwin Gonzalez to first baseman. Gonzalez’s departure allows Cameron Maybin to start in left field.
Evan Gattis is in the lineup to catch Charlie Morton in Game three.
The New York Yankees have kept their lineup the same from Saturday’s game two to Monday’s game three against the Astros. It is a bit of a surprising move with Matt Holliday having the most career at-bats against Morton among the Yankees. He is batting .265 (9x34) with two home runs and seven strikeouts. While Chase Headley is 3-for-9 with four strikeouts and no extra-base hits.
Another former NL Central foe, Starlin Castro, is second on the Yankees roster with career at-bats against Morton is 12-for-30 with three home runs and nine RBIs.