Preview of Astros-Yankees Game 2

Justin Verlander takes the mound today for the Astros Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Astros and Yankees play Game 2 of the ALCS today. Here is a preview of the game. Check back during the game for inning by inning updates:

When: 3 p.m.

Where: Minute Maid Park.

TV: Fox Sports.

Streaming: Fox Sports Go.

Pitching matchup: Justin Verlander vs. Luis Severino.

Series: Astros lead 1-0.

The breakdown: The Astros took Game 1 with great pitching. They will need more of the same from Verlander today. Verlander is unbeaten as an Astro, including two wins in the playoffs. Severino was raked in his first playoff start against the Indians but was terrific the second time around. This is a huge game for Houston, which needs to keep homefield. Severino is the hardest-throwing starter in major leagues. Verlander makes his 18th career postseason start.

Series schedule:




Pitching matchup

Game 1           

Astros 2                              

Yankees 1                                

Keuchel (w), Giles (s), Tanaka (l)        

Game 2

Sat., 3 p.m.

Minute Maid Park

Justin Verlander vs. Luis Severino

Game 3

Mon., 7 p.m.

Yankee Stadium

Charlie Morton vs. CC Sabathia

Game 4

Tues., (TBA)

Yankee Stadium

TBA vs. Sonny Gray

Game 5*

Wed.,  (TBA)

Yankee Stadium


Game 6*

Oct. 20 (TBA)

Minute Maid Park


Game 7*

Oct. 21 (TBA)

Minute Maid Park


* Games 5-7 are if necessary.

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