Astros Take 2-0 ALCS Lead as Yankees Bats Stay Silent
The Houston Astros are heading to the Boogie Down Bronx up Two-Zip in the ALCS. After a skin of their teeth Game 2, 3-2 victory over the Yankees. Alex Bregman's three-run homer accounted for all the Stros runs. Framber Valdez went seven for Houston allowing just two unearned.
The Yankees scraped together their two runs in the fourth inning, with Anthony Rizzo and Gleyber Torres notching RBIs after Valdez booted a ground ball that put runners on second and third.
The Yankees got their fan bases hopes up again in the late innings, once Valdez and his curveball of death left the contest. Bryan Abreu walked Yankees leadoff man Harrison Bader in the eighth. Next up, Aaron Judge sent a deep fly ball to right field that was sailing toward 2 run round tripper territory, but instead it found Kyle Tucker's glove and not the bleachers. Bader moved up to second on the sac fly to put the tying run in scoring position, but Abreu took matters into his own hands and struck out Giancarlo Stanton to end the inning.
Josh Donaldson worked a two-out walk in the ninth, but Astros closer Ryan Pressly struck out Matt Carpenter to end it.
Valdez took the W after another lights out performance of 7 innings where he struck out 9 and walked no one. Louis Severino took the Loss for the Yankees after going 5 ⅓, striking out 6 and walking just one Astro.