Judge, Sanchez Rally Yankees to Stun ‘Stros
The 'Baby Bombers' stunned the Houston Astros in Game 4 off the ALCS, leading the Yankees to a furious rally and 6-4 win to even the best-of-seven series at two apiece.
Trailing 4-0 in the seventh, the Yankees struck for a combined six runs in the seventh and eighth lead by Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez. Judge's solo homer in the seventh put the Yankees on the board and later in the inning Sanchez added a sacrifice fly. Then in New York's four-run eighth-inning it was Judge who tied the game with an RBI double off the left field wall, and Sanchez who put New York ahead with a two-run double into the gap in right center.
Aroldis Chapman slammed the door in a 1-2-3 ninth for the save. Reliever Chad Green got the win, while Houston's Ken Giles takes the loss. He and Joe Musgrove combined to allow 5 hits and 4 ER in New York's big eighth inning.
The Astros got a bases clearing, three-run double from Yuli Gurriel in the sixth and scored on a Starlin Castro error in the seventh.
The Yankees host Game 5 on Wednesday (5:08 p.m.) with Masahiro Tanaka facing Houston ace Dallas Keuchel.