ALCS Game 5 lineups: Yankees and Astros back to their regular lineups
Only a slight change to the order for the Yankees against a lefty
NEW YORK -- The 2017 ALCS is now a best-of-three series. The Yankees made a thrilling comeback to win Game 4 and even the series up at two games apiece. .
A few hours prior to Game 5, both ALCS clubs announced their starting lineups. Here's who the visiting Astros will run out there Wednesday afternoon:
- CF George Springer
- RF Josh Reddick
- 2B Jose Altuve
- SS Carlos Correa
- 1B Yuli Gurriel
- 3B Alex Bregman
- DH Carlos Beltran
- LF Marwin Gonzalez
- C Brian McCann
LHP Dallas Keuchel
Same exact lineup as Game 4 for the Astros, aside from the starting pitcher. The 'Stros have scored only nine runs on 18 hits in the four ALCS games so far. They're still waiting for the offense to have that big breakout game at the plate.
Now here is the starting line the home Yankees will use in Game 5:
- LF Brett Gardner
- RF Aaron Judge
- C Gary Sanchez
- SS Didi Gregorius
- CF Aaron Hicks
- 2B Starlin Castro
- 1B Greg Bird
- 3B Todd Frazier
- DH Chase Headley
RHP Masahiro Tanaka
Same personnel but a slightly different order for the Yankees against the left-handed Keuchel. Sanchez, a righty, and Gregorius, a lefty, switched spots. Hicks, a switch-hitter who has historically hit lefties better than righties, and Bird, a lefty, switched spots as well. Matt Holliday remains on the bench in Game 5. He went 0 for 3 against Keuchel in Game 1, his only game of the postseason.
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