Live blog: Yankees get to Verlander early, lead Astros 4-1
Tonight's the night the Houston Astros hope to close out the New York Yankees and return to Houston as American League champions!
Houston sends Justin Verlander, who won game two, to the mound. The Yankees will have James Paxton. With a win, the Astros get a date with the Washington Nationals in the World Series. If New York wins, Game 6 will be in Houston Saturday and a possible Game 7 on Sunday.We're going to keep a running log of the game below, so follow along!
Altuve got on with a walk, but was left there.
After a Carlos Correa single, Paxton retired the next three. And Verlander took care of the Yankees in the bottom of the frame, as well. Both pitchers have settled down after the first.
Paxton took care of the Astros in order. And Verlander did the same to the Yankees in the bottom half. 4-1 New York.
The Astros got some traffic with a Correa walk and a Marisnick single, but Springer struck out to end the threat. The Yankees went down in order in the bottom of the inning. 4-1 Yankees.
George Springer opened the game with an infield single and made it to second on a passed ball and then to third on an Altuve ground ball out. He came around to score on a wild pitch. The Yankees tied it with one swing when DJ LeMahieu took Verlander yard. Then Aaron Hicks hit a 3-run home run to give New York a 4-1 lead.RELATED: Pasadena resale shop offers vintage Astros gear RELATED: Sabathia dislocated shoulder, big league career over RELATED: Greinke says he didn't hear taunts, Astros quiet Yanks crowd RELATED: Hinch blows whistle, calls sign stealing suspicions 'a joke'
John Locher / AP It didn't take long for the Golden Knights to get on the board. All it took was a power play and 3:46 of game time. Moments after hitting the crossbar, Mark Stone
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