Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia help Yankees beat Astros 8-1, trail ALCS 2-1

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 11:56:18 PM. Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer, leading CC Sabathia and the Yankees over the Astros 8-1 Monday night in Game 3 of the ALCS.
Back in the Bronx, the big guys delivered. Greeted by an array of "All Rise" signs in a ballpark that fits their style, hit a three-run homer and made a pair of sparkling catches, leading and the over the 8-1 Monday night and cutting their deficit to 2-1 in the AL Championship Series. hit a go-ahead, three-run homer into the short porch in right field in the second against . The 6-foot-7 Judge entered in a 4-for-31 (.129) postseason slump that included one home run, four RBIs and 19 strikeouts. The slugger capped a five-run fourth with a laser of a drive to left field off Will Harris and robbed Yuri Gurriel and of extra-base hits. Sabathia, almost as big at 6-foot-6, allowed three hits over six scoreless innings for his first postseason win in five years. The Yankees stopped a seven-game ALCS losing streak dating to Sabathia's victory over Texas in 2010 — when Judge had just started his freshman year at Fresno State. At home after a pair of 2-1 losses in Houston, the Yankees led 8-0 after four innings. Houston scored on a bases-loaded walk in the ninth before postseason star grounded into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded. starts Game 4 for New York in the best-of-seven series on 11 days' rest Wednesday against Jr. The Yankees are 4-0 at home this postseason. Frazier got the Yankees rolling, taking an awkward hack at a low, outside fastball and slicing it into the seats. "That was unorthodox, but I'll take a hundred like that," Frazier said. Judge used his...Read more
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