New York Yankees, Houston Astros Announce ALCS Game 1 Starting Lineups

Here’s a look at the way you can predict how the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros will line up in the opening game in the American League Championship Series Wednesday evening on Minute Maid Park in Houston. Jameson Taillon and Justin Verlander will each pitch on the mound. The first pitch starts scheduled for 7:37 p.m. ET.


The New York Yankees and Houston Astros announced their teams on Twitter Wednesday afternoon, ahead of first game in the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston scheduled to begin around 7:37 p.m. ET.

The Yankees defeated their opponents the Cleveland Guardians 5-1 Tuesday afternoon in the fifth game in the American League Division Series to make it towards their first ALCS since 2019.

Jameson Taillon will receive the game-one starting spot with the Yankees. Justin Verlander, who is having a difficult postseason performance ever, is set to be starting on the Astros.

The opening two games of this series are scheduled to be played at Houston on Wednesday afternoon and nights. Each team will be given Friday off for a traveling day before playing games three and four, and game five (if required) on New York Saturday, Sunday and Monday. If games seven and six is needed the game will play in Houston Tuesday and Wednesday the week following.

1) 2B Gleyber Torres .257/.310/.761

2) RF Aaron Judge .311/.425/1.111

3) 1B Anthony Rizzo .224/.338/.818

4) LF Giancarlo Stanton .211/.297/.759

5) 3B Josh Donaldson .222/.308/.682

6) DH Matt Carpenter .305/.412/1.138

7) CF Harrison Bader .250/.294/.650

8) SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa .261/.314/.642

9) C Jose Trevino .248/.283/.671

SP Jameson Taillon (14-5, 3.91 ERA)

This is how Yankees will look in 2022 with regard to 2022’s the regular-season slash lines as well as pitching statistics:

1) 2B Jose Altuve .300/.387/.920

2) SS Jeremy Pena .253/.289/.715

3) LF Yordan Alvarez .306/.406/1.019

4) 3B Alex Bregman .259/.366/.820

5) RF Kyle Tucker .257/.330/.808

6) 1B Yuli Gurriel .242/.288/.648

7) DH Aledmys Diaz .243/.287/.691

8) CF Chas McCormick .245/.332/.739

9) C Martin Maldonado .186/.248/.600

SP Justin Verlander (18-4, 1.75 ERA)

Below is the way the Astros will be positioned with regard to 2022’s the regular-season slash lines as well as statistics on pitching:

The Astros are hoping to defend homefield, and also take the series early with a 1-0 lead. The Yankees aren’t satisfied with their strategies.

The first pitch starts starting at 7:37 p.m. ET.

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