Those led by Aaron Boone come from being defeated by the Seattle Mariners by a score of 4-0, however they managed to stay with the series after winning the first two games, thus breaking their losing streak of three lost series in a row.
The Astros also recorded a loss in their last game, after being outscored by a small difference by the Oakland Athletics, which meant they lost their run of six consecutive wins.
Day: Friday, July 9
Hour: 8:10 pm (Eastern Time)
Place: Minute Maid Park, Houston
TV / Live Stream: YES, ATT SportsNet-SW and MLB.com
Team record: Yankees 44-42 / Astros 54-34
The starter for the Yankees will be Cuban Nestor Cortés Jr., who in 21 innings during the season has only allowed three earned runs, maintaining a 1.29 ERA after playing seven games as a reliever and one as a starter.
For the Astros, the one in charge of getting on the mound will be Jake Odorizzi, who registers a 3-3 mark this season after nine starts, maintaining a 3.70 ERA this season. In his most recent outing, he had a quality start against the Cleveland Indians, pitched six innings and allowed only one run.
New York Yankees: DJ LeMahieu (2B), Aaron Judge (RF), Gleyber Torres (SS), Giancarlo Stanton (BD), Luke Voit (1B), Gio Urshela (3B), Gary Sánchez (C), Miguel Andújar (LF) and Brett Gardner (CF).
Houston Astros: José Altuve (2B), Michael Brantley (LF), Yordan Álvarez (BD), Yuli Gurriel (1B), Carlos Correa (SS), Kyle Tucker (RF), Abraham Soto (3B), Myles Straw (CF) and Martín Maldonado (C).