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)
Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. (2-1, 3.38 ERA)


Over/Under: 7.5
Yankees -1.5

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Yankees Lineup

Astros Lineup

Josh Benjamin has been a staff writer at ESNY since 2018. He has had opinions about everything, especially the Yankees and Knicks. He co-hosts the “Bleacher Creatures” podcast and is always looking for new pieces of sports history to uncover, usually with a Yankee Tavern chicken parm sub in hand.