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The New York Yankees have released their lineup for the upcoming Game 3 of the American League Championship Series.

The New York Yankees‘ starting lineup for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros has been revealed. And, as some were curious about, Giancarlo Stanton isn’t included. Stanton suffered a quad injury in the second inning of Game 1. The veteran outfielder additionally missed Game 2 with the setback.

The outfield, from left to right, will include Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks, and Aaron Judge.

The Yankees dropped the second game of the best-of-seven series after emerging victorious in the first. In Game 1, New York completed a 7-0 shutout. The scoring was led by second baseman Gleyber Torres, who went 3-for-5 with a home run and 5 RBIs. Stanton went 2-for-4 with a solo home run.

Masahiro Tanaka threw 6.0 innings and allowed one hit, zero earned runs, struck out four batters and walked one.

However, things weren’t the same in game 2. The Yanks dropped the matchup 3-2 in 11 innings. Both runs scored for the Bombers were driven in by Judge, who was 1-for-4 with a home run.

J.A. Happ allowed the walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to shortstop Carlos Correa. It was the first loss the Bombers experienced in this year’s postseason. They previously swept the Minnesota Twins in their best-of-five American League Division Series.

The series will head to the Bronx for Game 3. New York will play host to the Astros on Tuesday afternoon at 4:08 p.m. with Luis Severino on the mound for the Yanks.

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