Perfect at home: Yankees take series lead behind Tanaka gem

The Yankees have won three in a row, all at home, to go up 3-2 in the ALCS after a 5-0 win against the Houston Astros Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Masahiro Tanaka: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K. Tommy Kahnle scoreless over the final two.¬†Offensively — it was the young core again — Greg Bird, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius all had RBIs. The Gary hit a solo shot in the 7th.

The Yankees are one win away from the World Series!

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Yankees tie the series at 2-2 behind late rally

The Yankees overcame a 4-0 deficit (thanks for nothing Starlin Castro) to beat the Astros 6-4 at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night to tie the ALCS at 2-2.

Aaron Judge is the hero in this game for his 7th inning homer and game-tying double in the 8th. Gary Sanchez also drove in three and Sonny Gray held the Astros to just one earned run on one hit in five innings. Shutout also to Chad Green for doing Chad Green things.

What a game, what a team. This was very typical of the 2017 Yankees. Now they just gotta win two of the next three.

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Yankees finally strike back at Astros but still trail ALCS 2-1

After running into the buzz saw that was Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander, the Yankees finally won a game thanks to the ugly swing of Todd Frazier and the resurgence of CC Sabathia. Even Aaron Judge woke up a bit (his glove never fell asleep, thankfully).

Sonny Gray goes tonight against Lance McCullers Jr., a game I consider a must-win as they must face both Keuchel and Verlander again.

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Tanaka takes the mound in Game 1 for the Yankees vs the Astros

Masahiro Tanaka is starting Game 1 against the Houston Astros in the ALCS. In the rotation following Tanaka will be Luis Severino, CC Sabathia and then Sonny Gray in that order. That gives everyone except Gray two starts with CC pitching a potential Game 7.

For the Astros, Dallas Keuchel is starting Game 1 followed by Justin Verlander in Game 2. No word on who is going to pitch Game 3 or 4 yet. This could be a series where the Yankees face Keuchel three times.

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