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Game 89 Thread. July 9, 2021, 7:10 CDT. Yankees @ Astros

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Let’s send the Yanks limping home into the All-Star break

MLB: Houston Astros at New York Yankees Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It’s always fun to beat the Yankees. This is their first trip to Minute Maid this year and considering the warm hospitality that the Astros have received when they visited the Bronx, the Yankees are sure to receive a warm welcome here in H-Town.

For more on this game and this, the last series before the All-Star break, check out ckuno’s excellent analysis HERE.

Here’s the lineup. The Yankees send the Cuban Nestor Cortes to the mound in his second start this year and only the fourth of his career. He has 29 strikeouts in only 21 innings this year and a 1.29 ERA. His career ERA in 100.0 innings is 5.58.

Jake Odorizzi takes the mound for the Stros in his 10th start of the year.

No Correa tonight.

For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure

Game 1: Friday, July 9th @ 7:10 pm CDT

Listen: Yankees - WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280 / Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, KLAT 1010, KTRH 740 AM/99.1 FM HD-2

Watch: Yankees - YES / Astros - ATT SportsNet-SW /MLB Network (out-of-market only)