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Yankees, Astros set ALCS Game 6 lineups

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The Yankees and Astros have announced tonight's starting lineups ahead of Game 6 of the American League Championship Series.

Facing elimination, the Astros have swapped Carlos Beltran out for Evan Gattis in their lineup. The veteran Beltran has struggled so far in this ALCS presented by Camping World, going 1-for-12 with a double and four strikeouts. Facing Yankees right-hander Luis Severino, this will be Gattis' first start of the postseason against a righty.

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The Yankees and Astros have announced tonight's starting lineups ahead of Game 6 of the American League Championship Series.

Facing elimination, the Astros have swapped Carlos Beltran out for Evan Gattis in their lineup. The veteran Beltran has struggled so far in this ALCS presented by Camping World, going 1-for-12 with a double and four strikeouts. Facing Yankees right-hander Luis Severino, this will be Gattis' first start of the postseason against a righty.

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Outside of the swap for Gattis, the Astros are rolling out the same lineup from Games 4 and 5, except Marwin Gonzalez is now hitting seventh ahead of the DH.

On the Yankees' side, they'll use the same lineup from Game 2, when Severino and Justin Verlander first squared off. That might be a development the Astros will be happy with, as Verlander notched a complete-game win while striking out 13 and allowing one earned run.

Leading the series, 3-2, the Yankees are one victory from clinching their 41st AL pennant and meeting the Dodgers in the World Series presented by YouTube TV. Severino, who exited with an injury after the fourth inning in his previous start, takes the hill against Verlander, who hurled a complete-game gem in the Astros' 2-1 victory in Game 2 of the ALCS and is looking to force a winner-take-all Game 7 on Saturday.

YANKEES
1. Brett Gardner, LF
2. Aaron Judge, RF
3. Didi Gregorius, SS
4. Gary Sanchez, C
5. Greg Bird, 1B
6. Starlin Castro, 2B
7. Aaron Hicks, CF
8. Todd Frazier, 3B
9. Chase Headley, DH

Luis Severino, P

ASTROS
1. George Springer, CF
2. Josh Reddick, RF
3. Jose Altuve, 2B
4. Carlos Correa, SS
5. Yuli Gurriel, 1B
6. Alex Bregman, 3B
7. Marwin Gonzalez, LF
8. Evan Gattis, DH
9. Brian McCann, C

Justin Verlander, P

Jack Baer is a reporter for MLB.com.

New York Yankees, Houston Astros