BOTTOM LINE: Houston enters the game as losers of their last three games.
The Yankees are 9-7 on their home turf. New York’s team on-base percentage of .320 is sixth in the majors. DJ LeMahieu leads the team with an OBP of .375.
The Astros have gone 8-8 away from home. Houston has a team on-base percentage of .313, good for fourth in the American League. Yuli Gurriel leads the club with a mark of .418.
The Yankees won the last meeting 6-3. Jonathan Loaisiga earned his third victory and Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for New York. Brooks Raley registered his second loss for Houston.
TOP PERFORMERS: Stanton leads the Yankees with 13 extra base hits and is batting .314.
Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with five home runs home runs and is slugging .359.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 7-3, .262 batting average, 2.54 ERA, outscored opponents by 25 runs
Astros: 5-5, .240 batting average, 3.10 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs