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ALCS Game 1 Thread. October 12th, 2019. 7:00 CDT. Yankees vs Astros.

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Zack Greinke takes the mound to put the Yanks in a hole. join the discussion

MLB: ALCS-New York Yankees at Houston Astros Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Can Zack Greinke rebound from his meltdown in game 3 of the ALDS? All Houston is watching. For the season with the Stros Greinke has been solid, posting a 3.02 ERA and an 8-1 won loss record.

Greinke’s mound opponent will be Masahiro Tanaka, who sported an 11-9 record with a 4.45 ERA for the season. In the ALDS, he made one appearance and allowed one run in five innings pitched.

The Astros re-arranged their roster a little for the ALCS, dropping pitcher Wade MIley and OF Myles Straw and adding pitchers Brad Peacock and Bryan Abreu to bolster the bullpen.

Here’s the Astros’ starting lineup and media access information. Kyle Tucker is in RF in place of Josh Reddick.

Here are both lineups with statistical links to each player.

What are the starting lineups?

Yankees: In a change from the lineups the Yankees used in sweeping the Twins in the AL Division Series, Gleyber Torres moves up to the No. 3 spot. (MLB.com)

1) DJ LeMahieu, 1B

2) Aaron Judge, RF

3) Gleyber Torres, 2B

4) Edwin Encarnacion, DH

5) Giancarlo Stanton, LF

6) Brett Gardner, CF

7) Gary Sánchez, C

8) Gio Urshela, 3B

9) Didi Gregorius, SS

Astros: Manager AJ Hinch moved Michael Brantley to the No. 2 spot in the order in Game 5 of the ALDS, and it paid off, so he’s sticking with it for Game 1. Robinson Chirinos will be back behind the plate, while Kyle Tucker will get his second start of the postseason, getting the nod in right over Josh Reddick. (MLB.com)

1) George Springer, CF

2) Michael Brantley, LF

3) José Altuve, 2B

4) Alex Bregman, 3B

5) Yordan Alvarez, DH

6) Yuli Gurriel, 1B

7) Carlos Correa, SS

8) Kyle Tucker, RF

9) Robinson Chirinos, C