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Yankees lineup: Full batting order, pitcher vs. Astros in Game 2 of ALCS

We break down the Yankees lineup for Thursday’s game against the Astros.

Harrison Bader #22 of the New York Yankees reacts after flying out during the seventh inning against the Houston Astros in game one of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 19, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Game 2 of the ALCS will take place on Thursday, October 20. First pitch from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas is set for 7:37 p.m. ET, and the game will air on TBS. The New York Yankees will look to rebound from a Game 1 loss by sending Luis Severino on the mound. The Houston Astros are trying to get out to a 2-0 series lead with Framber Valdez getting the start.

Yankees starting lineup, ALCS Game 2

Well, New York wants to put its power at the top of the lineup. Bader started the scoring in Game 1 with a solo shot in the top of the second inning. He was rewarded by batting lead-off on Thursday. The home run king Judge will bat second, with Stanton getting a DH day batting third. Rizzo is batting clean-up with Game 1’s leadoff hitter Torres behind him. the lefty Matt Carpenter is out of the lineup and has been replaced by Oswaldo Cabrera, who will man left field and bat ninth. Rookie Oswald Peraza is also in the lineup replacing Isiah Kiner-Falelfa at shortstop. We will see if the Yankees tinkering with their lineup helps their outlook to even the series, as the Astros are going with the same order for Game 2.