TAMPA, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 20: Gerrit Cole #45 of the New York Yankees poses for a portrait during photo day on February 20, 2020 in Tampa, Florida.
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An afternoon pitching matchup worth the price of admission.

A matinee in the Bronx with a stud pitching matchup. For the New York Yankees, Gerrit Cole, the reigning AL Pitcher of the Month, faces his former teammates from Houston in the final game of the series.

New York has won both games against the Astros and seven of their last eight overall. The offense found some caffeine and started hitting the ball well; Giancarlo Stanton is red hot right now.

The combination of a rolling offense and Cole on the bump sets up for a possible sweep of the hated Astros.

Game Info

Houston Astros (15-15) +104New York Yankees (16-14) -124


Thursday, May 6, 2021 – 1:05 PM EDT
TV: YES, MLBN (out-of-market only)
Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Pitching Matchup

Yankees: Gerrit Cole (4-1, 1.43 ERA)
vs.
Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. (2-1, 3.38 ERA)

Odds

Over/Under: 7.5
Yankees -1.5

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Yankees Lineup

Astros Lineup

Josh Benjamin is a Bronx native who lives and breathes the New York Yankees despite being born into a family full of Mets fans. He is the MLB Editor at RealSport and considers himself a student of the game. When not writing, he can be found either at Yankee Stadium or deep in discussion with his fellow sports nuts.