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.