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Jose Altuve in Astros' two-hole for ALCS Game 3 Tuesday afternoon

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is starting Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against right-hander Luis Severino and the New York Yankees on Tuesday afternoon.

What It Means:

The Astros apparently want to avoid having three right-handed hitters in a row, so Altuve is trading places in the lineup with Michael Brantley after batting third the past four games. Yuli Gurriel and Yordan Alvarez have also flip-flopped, with the former now hitting fifth and the latter sixth. Altuve is hitting .370/.414/.778 with 3 homers, 5 RBI, and 4 runs scored through 29 plate appearances this postseason.

numberFire's models project Altuve for 13.3 FanDuel points in Game 3, at a cost of $4,200. The Astros are road favorites with an implied total of 4.08 runs.