Despite a nagging quad injury, Giancarlo Stanton is back in the New York Yankees lineup for the slumping Edwin Encarnacion.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 18, 2019
New York’s three most dangerous hitters, DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge, and Gleyber Torres precede Stanton. The former National League MVP hit a home run in Game 1, but hasn’t played since due to a quad injury.
Edwin Encarnacion has put together some good at-bats in this series, but he’s failed to deliver in a big spot.
The Yankees face elimination in Game 5 as they take on the Houston Astros and Justin Verlander (7:08 p.m. ET).