Home run spree: Astros hit first and beat Yankees in AL Championship Series opener [Videos]

Astros hit first and beat Yankees in AL Championship Series opener

The Houston Astros were able to withstand the pressure of the New York Yankees and this Tuesday they started the Championship Series on the right foot of the American League by beating them 4-2 at Minute Maid Park.

Despite being a close game on the scoreboard, was characterized by demonstrating the home run power of both currenciesbecause almost all the touchdowns came from a four corner hit.

Just in the second episode, the most important offensive face that the Yankees have had this postseason, Harrison Bader hit his fourth HR of the playoffs against the shipments of Justin Verlander, Houston starter.

To the Yankees’ misfortune, the Houston offense responded at the end of that inning with a double by Martin Maldonado off starter Jameson Taillon that drove in Chas McCormick for the locals’ first.

In the fifth inning, the Yankees endured a three-man base offensive by the Astros where they were able to score zero after a double play hit, but that would be the prelude to the two runs that Houston would make in the sixth inning one inning later. .

Through Yulieski Gurriel who hit a home run to left field Astros went on to win 2-1 but not satisfied with the advantage Chas McCormick also joined the party that inning with another homer to increase the gap to two runs.

But the home run party did not end there because the Dominican Jeremy Peña hit the ball all over the center and took it out of the park to extend the advantage over the Mules.

The Yankees attempted a reaction with Anthony Rizzo’s homer in the 8th inning as well as a hit by Giancarlo Stanton and a walk by Josh Donaldson, but Ryan Pressly struck out Matt Carpenter and prevented the return of the Bronx.

In this way the Astros take the first of the series agreed to the winner of four in seven games and assert their local position.

The next game between the Astros and Yankees will take place this Thursday. also at Minute Maid Park in Houston, with the voice of play ball at 7:37 PM.

Melissa Galbraith
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