On Friday night, the #new york yankees and Houston Astros will begin their 2017 American #League Championship Series. The winner of the ALCS gets to move on to the 2017 MLB World Series. The Astros have the better record of the two baseball squads but the Yankees showed they have the ability to pull off an upset after their last series. Here's a look at tonight's first game for the Yankees vs. Astros including odds to win, run totals, start time, TV channel, and live streaming online options.

MLB game preview

The New York Yankees are coming off an upset series win over the Cleveland Indians, a team that set a new record this past MLB season for one of the longest winning streaks in history.

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New York presents a team full of emerging young stars which is headed up by slugger Aaron Judge. For the season, he hit 52 home runs and 114 RBI with a .284 batting average. Teammate Didi Gregarious led the team in batting average but with just a slightly higher number than Judge. The Yankees will send their ace Masahiro Tanaka to the mound for Game 1 tonight.

On the other side, the Houston Astros eliminated the Yankees' longtime rivals the Boston Red Sox in their ALDS. The Astros won 101 games this past season while losing 61 and sport a 48-33 record at their home field. This team is led by AL MVP contender Jose Altuve, who had a .346 batting average to lead his team. George Springer led in home runs after smacking 34 out of the park this past season. For tonight's game, Dallas Keuchel gets the pitching start after a season in which he was 14-5 with a 2.90 ERA and 125 strikeouts.

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The Houston Astros have the advantage tonight according to oddsmakers. At the Odds Shark website, the home team is a -158 to -170 favorite on the moneyline while the Yankees are +150 underdogs. The over/under runs total is at eight runs for the complete game.

How to watch it live

Tonight's New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros Game 1 gets started at 8:08 p.m. Eastern Time from Texas. Live television coverage of this ALCS game will be featured on #Fox Sports 1 around the country. United States viewers with FS1 on their cable or satellite service can also log into the Fox Sports Go website or compatible apps to see this MLB game live streaming.

In addition, Fox Sports 1 (FS1) is available on the SlingTV channel streaming service. Those customers who have yet to join the service can sign up for a one-week free trial. All new customers have to do is visit Sling.com and choose the Sling Orange channel package which includes FS1, FS2, and other channels to enjoy live online.