ALCS Game 3 preview

Scene shifts to Yankee Stadium as Astros lead series 2-0

George Springer looks to get the Astros bats going. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

The Astros and Yankees play Game 3 of the ALCS today. Here is a preview of the game. Check back during the game for inning by inning updates:

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Yankee Stadium.

TV: Fox Sports1.

Streaming: Fox Sports Go.

Pitching matchup: Charlie Morton vs. C.C. Sabathia.

Series: Astros lead 2-0.

The breakdown: The Astros took the first two games at Minute Maid with fantastic pitching performances from Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander. Saturday's dramatic victory was one for the ages, with Jose Altuve dashing home in the ninth on a gusty play. Today's game features a pair of 14-game winners in Charlie Morton of the Astros and veteran C.C. Sabathia for the Yankees. Morton will likely have a short leash, because the Astros can take a stranglehold on the series if they can get by this one. But don't count out the Yankees. They had chances to win both games at Minute Maid and rallied from down 0-2 to beat a terrific Indians team in the first round. 

Series schedule:

 

 

 

Pitching matchup

Game 1           

Astros 2                              

Yankees 1                                

Keuchel (W), Giles (S), Tanaka (L)        

Game 2

Astros 2,

Yankees 1

Verlander (W), Chapman (L)

Game 3

Today, 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

TBA vs. TBA

Game 6*

Oct. 20 (TBA)

Minute Maid Park

TBA vs. TBA

Game 7*

Oct. 21 (TBA)

Minute Maid Park

TBA vs. TBA

* Games 5-7 are if necessary.

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