The New York Yankees are sizzling to open the month of May in the American League East. The Bronx Bombers beat the defending champions, the Houston Astros, in the 9th inning winning 4-0 and pushed the winning streak to nine games. Jordan Montgomery and Justin Verlander looked like an outstanding pitching duel until Montgomery left the game after throwing seven pitches with discomfort in his left elbow. Justin Verlander didn’t disappoint the fans at Minute Maid Park going eight innings, giving up three hits, with 14 strikeouts in a no decision. The Yankees bullpen was ready to open the month not giving up a run in the shut out win to open the series. The scoreless streak ended in the 9th inning with Gary Sanchez hit a three-run bomb over 420 feet to keep the win streak alive.
     The aces for both clubs will be on the mound with Luis Severino facing Dallas Keuchel in game three of the four game series. The Astros run differential is the best in MLB at +66 with the Yankees in the top five with +52 to start the season. We expect another low scoring game in Texas with starting pitching highlighting 16 games on Wednesday night. Houston’s pitching staff had over 300 strikeouts for the month of April. However, Didi Gregorius is coming off one of his best months winning AL Player of the Week. The Yankee faithful are waiting for Giancarlo Stanton to have his Yankee moment with a slow start to the season changing leagues. Both teams are top 10 in pitching and hitting leading us to assume maybe another ALCS matchup in October. Can the Yankees push the winning streak to double digits wins and give Dallas Keuchel his 5th loss of the season?
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