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In the first of a four-game series, the Houston Astros are at the New York Yankees on Thursday.

The Houston Astros have won three games in a row following a sweep over the Cleveland Guardians. The Astros scored just five runs in the final two games but won both games.

Houston is now 62-47 on the season and, heading into Wednesday night, was in a virtual tie with the Texas Rangers at the top of the American League West. The New York Yankees avoided a sweep at the hands of the Rays on Wednesday and moved to 56-52 on the season. The Yankees remain in last place in the American League East.

The Houston Astros and New York Yankees are both listed at -110 for this game. The total is nine runs for the game.

Astros Surging to Top of AL West

Christian Javier will make the start for the Houston Astros in this game; Javier has struggled big-time as of late. The 26-year-old from the Dominican has gone 25 innings over his last five starts and allowed 25 hits and 22 earned runs. The Astros need him to improve over the final two months before the postseason arrives.

Chas McCormick was the player of the game in the win on Wednesday with two home runs in the game. The bullpen also got the job done by going five strong innings without giving up a run and striking out five batters. The Astros moved to 31-25 when playing at home this season.

Kyle Tucker leads the team with a .301 batting average and has smacked 18 home runs while driving in 74 runs. Yordan Alvarez is the top home run hitter on the team, with 19 on the season. Houston is starting a seven-game road trip, with these four games against the Yankees, before a trip to Baltimore for three.

Yankees in Free Fall

Despite the win on Wednesday, the New York Yankees are in a bit of a free fall. The Yankees, who expected to win the American League East, lost five of their first six games following the All-Star Break and now have lost five of seven. The Yankees have scored just nine total runs in their last five losses.

The Yankees have a roster full of names, including Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, along with Anthony Rizzo and Gleybar Torres. But those names have not put together much consistent offense this season. Torres is the top hitter at .255, while Judge leads the team in home runs, despite missing a large chunk of the season. Judge has 20 home runs.

For the Yankees, Clarke Schmidt will take the mound. Schmidt is a 27-year-old that has been with the Yankees since 2020. Schmidt will make his 21st start of the season. He is 7-6 on the season, with a 4.39 earned run average. He won his last start on July 29th at Baltimore.

Astros Win Fourth Straight

The Houston Astros are just the better team right now. The Yankees just can’t find ways to win and keep winning. It appears this season for the Yankees is going to be a wash.

The Astros are going to win this game with a well-pitched game from Javier. Betting the Houston Astros -110 over the New York Yankees on Thursday.

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