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Yankees Announce Their Starting Lineup For Game 5 vs. Astros

Giancarlo Stanton reacting to a home run.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees reacts after his fourth inning grand slam home run against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on September 20, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

With the New York Yankees on the brink of elimination tonight against the Houston Astros, their lineup is going to get a much-needed boost.

The Bronx Bombers were anemic on offense last night in a must-win scenario. Outside of DJ LeMahieu, the offense didn't bring much to the plate.

Houston has three chances now to close out the ALCS and advance to the World Series. Even though star pitcher Justin Verlander will be on the mound tonight, he'll have his hands full against the Yankees.

After missing the past three games with a quad injury, Giancarlo Stanton is back in action for New York.

Aaron Boone has decided to make a bunch of changes to his lineup, which includes placing Brett Gardner in the No. 9 spot and moving Gleyber Torres to third in the batting order.

Here is the full lineup for the Yankees:

The Yankees are putting their faith in James Paxton to win this game. His first start in the ALCS barely lasted two innings.

Perhaps the return of Stanton will help inject life into New York's clubhouse. If not, the Yankees will be eliminated by the Astros for the second time in the last three seasons.

First pitch is at 7:08 p.m. ET from Yankee Stadium.