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Edwin Encarnacion returns to the Yankees' lineup on Saturday

New York Yankees first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is batting fifth in Saturday's Game 6 lineup against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Encarnacion will handle designated hitting duties with Giancarlo Stanton resting against Houston.

Our models project Encarnacion for 11.1 FanDuel points on Saturday.

Source: Baseball Press

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Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton sitting on Saturday

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is not starting in Saturday's Game 6 against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Stanton will head to the bench with Edwin Encarnacion handling designated hitting duties.

In 34 career postseason at-bats, Stanton is hitting .235 with two home runs and three RBI.

Source: Baseball Press

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Martin Maldonado catching for Houston on Saturday

Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado is batting eighth in Saturday's Game 6 lineup against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Maldonado will start behind the plate with Robinson Chirinos receiving the night off.

Our models project Maldonado for 8.2 FanDuel points on Saturday.

Source: Baseball Press

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Houston's Robinson Chirinos resting on Saturday

Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos is not starting in Saturday's playoff matchup against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Chirinos will rest with Martin Maldonado starting behind the plate against the Yankees.

In 33 postseason career at-bats, Chirinos is hitting .152 with two home runs and four RBI.

Source: Baseball Press

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Jake Marisnick out of Houston's ALCS Game 6 lineup

Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is not starting in Saturday's playoff matchup against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Marisnick will head to the bench with Josh Reddick in tonight's lineup.

In 13 postseason career at-bats, Marisnick is hitting .308 with one stolen base.

Source: Baseball Press

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Astros' Josh Reddick in right field on Saturday

Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick is batting ninth in Saturday's Game 6 against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Reddick will start in Houston's lineup with Jake Marisnick receiving a breather.

Our models project Reddick for 5.9 FanDuel points on Saturday.

Source: Baseball Press

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Edwin Encarnacion sitting for New York in ALCS Game 5 on Friday

New York Yankees infielder Edwin Encarnacion is not the lineup for Game 5 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros on Friday.

What It Means:

Encarnacion will sit for the first time this series. He is being replaced in the designated hitter role by Giancarlo Stanton who is batting cleanup versus right-hander Justin Verlander and the Astros.

Encarnacion is batting .067 in the ALCS with 1 hit in 15 at-bats.

Source: Baseball Press

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Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton (quad) returns to the lineup for ALCS Game 5 on Friday

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is in the lineup for a must-win Game 5 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros on Friday. Edwin Encarnacion is sitting.

What It Means:

Stanton returns to the lineup for the first time since Game 2 and will bat fourth as the designated hitter versus right-hander Justin Verlander and the Astros. The full Pinstripes lineup: DJ LeMahieu 1B, Aaron Judge RF, Gleyber Torres 2B, Giancarlo Stanton DH, Aaron Hicks CF, Gary Sanchez C, Didi Gregorius SS, Gio Urshela 3B, Brett Gardner LF. James Paxton is on the mound.

Our models project Stanton for 9.9 FanDuel points on Friday. He is priced at $3,500.

Source: Baseball Press

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Robinson Chirinos catching for Astros in ALCS Game 4

Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos is starting Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday night versus right-hander Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Chirinos is catching Zack Greinke and hitting eighth while Martin Maldonado sits. He's 2-for-16 (.125) this postseason. The Astros' full Game 4 lineup: George Springer CF, Jose Altuve 2B, Michael Brantley LF, Alex Bregman 3B, Yuli Gurriel 1B, Yordan Alvarez DH, Carlos Correa SS, Chirinos C, Josh Reddick RF.

numberFire's models project Chirinos for 9.4 FanDuel points in Game 4. He's priced at $4,000. The Astros have an implied total of 3.98 runs as road underdogs.

Source: Baseball Press

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Giancarlo Stanton (quad) still sidelined for Yankees in ALCS Game 4

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (quad) is not starting in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday night against right-hander Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Stanton is still working through a right quad issue. Yankees manager Aaron Boone believes Stanton might be able to play designated hitter in Game 5 on Friday. The full Pinstripes lineup: DJ LeMahieu 1B, Aaron Judge RF, Aaron Hicks CF, Gleyber Torres 2B, Edwin Encarnacion DH, Brett Gardner LF, Gary Sanchez C, Gio Urshela 3B, Didi Gregorius SS. Masahiro Tanaka is toeing the rubber.

The Yankees are home favorites with an implied total of 4.52 runs. The over/under is 8.5 runs.

Source: Baseball Press

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