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Houston and New York shared their last 10 meetings.
** This preview was written before Saturday’s game was played **
The Yankees go to fifth victory in six games
The Yankees are playing well at the moment and they have won four of their last five games, which has moved them nine games behind the Red Sox, who lead AL East. They will try to keep momentum going with yet another win over the Astros, giving them their fifth win in their last seven games.
– New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 10, 2021
New York has an average of 4.16 runs per. Match. Their .237 batting average is 17th in the league. Their .322 at base percentage is 11th, while their .395 slugging percentage is 18th.
Aaron judge has been the most consistent bat for New York. He leads the team with an average of 0.286, 20 home runs and 46 RBI.
New York pitching is among the best in the league. Opponents have a .228 stroke average against the Yankees, who are eighth in the league. Their 3.78 ERA is 10th, while their 1.18 WHIP is fifth.
In his final start, Taillon gave up four hits and a seven-innings run, leading to a 12-1 victory over Seattle. They need another solid effort from him if they want to win.
Astros is trying to increase Division Lead
The Astros followed up on their winning streak by losing their last two games. Despite the losses, they are 4.5 games ahead of Oakland in the AL West standings and will try to increase their lead with a win over the Yankees, giving them their seventh win in their last nine games.
– Houston Astros (@astros) July 8, 2021
Houston has an average of 5.48 runs per. Match. Their 0.270 stroke average leads the league. Their .345 on base percentage is also first, while their .440 slugging percentage is fourth.
Michael Brantley leads Houston with an average of 0.347. Jose Altuve leads the team with 19 home runs, while Yordan Alvarez leads the team with 56 RBI.
Houston’s pitching is also one of the best in the league. Opponents have a .223 stroke average against the Astros, who are fifth in the league. Their 3.60 ERA is ninth, while their 1.18 WHIP is seventh.
In his final start, Valdez gave up 10 hits and six runs in five innings, but the Astros were able to win 9-6 over Oakland. They need a significantly better effort from him if they want to win this game.