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Yankees lineup: Full batting order, pitcher vs. Astros in Game 3 of ALCS

We break down the Yankees lineup for Saturday’s game against the Astros.

Anthony Rizzo of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning in game two of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 20, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The New York Yankees take on the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the ALCS at Yankee Stadium at 5:07 p.m. ET on Saturday evening. The Astros lead the best-of-7 series 2-0. Below we’ll go over the Yankees lineup for Game 3.

Yankees starting lineup, ALCS Game 3

There’s a lot to unpack here. So Stanton played LF in Houston mostly because it’s a short porch. He played well too and made a couple nice plays to save runs. In Yankee Stadium, left field is a different animal. It’s surprising to see him out there given his health and importance to the Yanks. Oswaldo Cabrera will play SS ahead of Isiah Kiner-Falefa but Matt Carpenter is back in there at DH. He hasn’t sniffed contact in the postseason. Cabrera should be in left while IKF is in the lineup. His bat is better than Carpenter’s at this point. Maybe we’re wrong and Aaron Boone knows something we don’t. That’s unlikely.