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ALCS game 5 Thread, October 18th 2019: 6:08 CDT. Astros vs Yankees

Justin Verlander goes to the mound to close it out. Join the discussion

MLB: ALCS-Houston Astros at New York Yankees Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight the Astros hope to win the American League Title in New York, up 3-1 in the series. Justin Verlander faces the Yankees for the second time in this series, facing the same opponent he did last time, James Paxton. In Game 2 when they met, Paxton barely got into the third inning, whereas Verlander allowed only two runs in six+ innings of work. The Astros won that game 3-2, on a Carlos Correa walk-off homer.

Here are tonight’s lineups.

Astros: Houston stuck with a similar lineup it used in its Game 4 win. This time, Carlos Correa bats ahead of Yordan Alvarez and Jake Marisnick gets the start in right field. (

1) George Springer, RF

2) José Altuve, 2B

3) Michael Brantley, LF

4) Alex Bregman, 3B

5) Yuli Gurriel, 1B

6) Carlos Correa, SS

7) Yordan Alvarez, DH

8) Robinson Chirinos, C

9) Jake Marisnick, CF

Yankees: With no margin for error, New York brought back Giancarlo Stanton at designated hitter in the cleanup spot in Game 5. (

1) DJ LeMahieu, 1B

2) Aaron Judge, RF

3) Gleyber Torres, 2B

4) Giancarlo Stanton, DH

5) Aaron Hicks, CF

6) Gary Sánchez, C

7) Didi Gregorius, SS

8) Gio Urshela, 3B

9) Brett Gardner, LF

Here’s the lineup with media access information.