GUIDE: Yankees return home in quest for American League pennant vs. Houston

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The Yankees were the lone playoff team to sweep their division series opponent. Now they get a bigger challenge: the Houston Astros, who had baseball's best record in 2019. With a rested roster, and some big names back from injury, can the Bombers win their first American League pennant since 2009?

LOCATION DATE/TIME TV/RADIO PITCHERS/RESULT
Minute Maid Park Game 1 - Oct. 12, 8:08 p.m. FOX/WFAN NYY: 7, HOU: 0
Minute Maid Park Game 2 - Oct. 13, 8:08 p.m. FS1/WFAN HOU: 3, NYY: 2 (F/11)
Yankee Stadium Game 3 - Oct. 15, 4:08 p.m. FS1/WFAN HOU: 4, NYY, 1
Yankee Stadium Game 4 - Oct. 17, 8:08 p.m. FS1/WFAN HOU: 8, NYY, 3
Yankee Stadium Game 5 - Oct. 18, 7:08 p.m. FS1/WFAN NYY: 4, HOU 1
Minute Maid Park Game 6 - Oct. 19, 8:08 p.m. FS1/WFAN TBD
Minute Maid Park Game 7* - Oct. 20, 7:38 p.m. FS1/WFAN TBD

*If necessary

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PHOTOS: Yankees in the ALCS

Info
Getting to Yankee Stadium
Tickets: Game 4 | Game 5
Yankees Website
Astros Website
Yankees Twitter
Astros Twitter

Tale of the tape:
2019 head-to-head record: The Yankees were 3-4 vs. Houston during the 2019 regular season.
Playoff history: This series is a rematch of the 2017 ALCS, which Houston won in seven games on their way to a World Series title. The Astros also beat the Yankees in the 2015 AL Wild Card Game.
World Series wins: The Yankees have been world champions 27 times, most recently in 2009. The Astros have won one World Series, in 2017.
Rest vs. Rust: The Yankees were the only team to not have to go five games to advance to a league championship series. Amid the longer break, the Yanks will get Aaron Hicks and CC Sabathia back from injuries.
Offensive statistical leaders: AVG- NYY's DJ LeMahieu, .327. RBI- HOU's Alex Bregman, 112. HR-  HOU's Alex Bregman, 41. SB-  TIE -- HOU's Alex Marisnick, NYY's Brett Gardner, 10.
Pitching statistical leaders (starters)ERA- HOU's Gerrit Cole, 2.50. SO- HOU's Gerrit Cole, 326. WINS- HOU's Justin Verlander, 21.
Pitching statistical leaders (bullpen): ERA- HOU's Will Harris, 1.50. SO- HOU's Josh James, 100. SAVES- HOU's Roberto Osuna, 38.

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