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Surging Yankees host skidding Astros

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The New York Yankees enjoyed a milestone win for CC Sabathia and a sweep over their closest pursuer in the American League East on Wednesday.

Now the focus is on a four-game series against the AL West-leading Houston Astros, who are coming off a rare rough patch but swept the Yankees in April.

The Yankees put their five-game winning streak on the line Thursday night when they host the Astros in the opener of a four-game series.

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AL Pitcher Strikeouts
Rank Name K
1 G. Cole, Hou148
2 J. Verlander, Hou133
3 C. Sale, Bos130
4 T. Bauer, Cle117
5 M. Boyd, Det112
6 S. Bieber, Cle108
7 C. Morton, TB107
8 L. Giolito, CWS104
9 L. Lynn, Tex102
10 B. Snell, TB101
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NL Pitcher Strikeouts
Rank Name K
1 M. Scherzer, Was146
2 S. Strasburg, Was115
3 J. deGrom, NYM112
4 R. Ray, Ari106
5t L. Castillo, Cin103
5t G. Márquez, Col103
5t Z. Wheeler, NYM103
8t P. Corbin, Was102
8t B. Woodruff, Mil102
10 J. Gray, Col97
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