Judge powers Yankees to victory

18 October 2017 20:55:41 GMTPlus11
Yankees manager Joe Girardi

Aaron Judge homered in the seventh inning on Tuesday as the New York Yankees rallied from a four-run deficit to defeat the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium.

New York scored two in the seventh and four more in the eighth for a 6-4 victory to tie the series at two games apiece.

Sonny Gray went 5+ innings for the Yankees allowing two runs, one of which was unearned, on one hit and a couple of walks before handing it over to the bullpen.

Chad Green would eventually be credited with the win and Aroldis Chapman the save as the Houston offense again failed to materialize.

Game 5 is Wednesday and the Astros will hope that Dallas Keuchel will once again get the better of Masahiro Tanaka after doing so in the opening game of the American League Championship Series back at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Over in the National League the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs were faced with what was essentially a must-win match up with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs could not come through however and must win four straight if they are to defend their title. With their pitching struggling, the chances seem slim although stranger things have happened.

Yu Darvish struck out seven over 6 1-3 innings conceding a single run on six hits and a walk in the 6-1 triumph. Alex Wood and Jake Arrieta will contest Game 4 on Wednesday as the Dodgers, somewhat improbably go for a four-game sweep.

The Yankees are 4.70 to win the World Series with the Dodgers 1.62 while the Astros are priced at 2.40.

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