Yankees’ Stanton out of lineup in Game 4 vs. Astros

NEW YORK — New York Yankees left fielder Giancarlo Stanton was not listed in the starting lineup for Thursday’s Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros due to a strained right quadriceps injury.Stanton, who will miss his third straight game, tested his quadriceps by doing some running drills approximately four and a half hours before the first pitch of Thursday’s contest. He ran a few times down the first-base line as well as between first and third.Brett Gardner was slated to start in left field with Aaron Hicks expected to man center field and bat third for the Yankees, who trail 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.Stanton, 29, is 3-for-10 in four postseason games this month. He homered in New York’s 7-0 win in the series opener on Saturday.

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