Judge HR sparks NY, Yanks beat Astros 6-4 to even ALCS at 2
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 18, 2017 09:21 AM
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits an RBI double during the eighth inning of Game 4 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
By Jake Seiner, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge ignited a rousing rally with a home run, then doubled during a four-run eighth inning to spur the New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 6-4 Tuesday night and level the AL Championship Series 2-2.
The Yankees trailed 4-0 against starter Lance McCullers Jr. until Judge homered leading off the seventh. He tied it with a line drive that nearly left the park in the eighth and scored on Gary Sanchez's go-ahead two-run double off loser Ken Giles.
The Yankees have rallied from a second straight 0-2 series deficit — they beat Cleveland in the Division Series by winning three in a row to take that best-of-five matchup.
Aroldis Chapman struck out two in a perfect ninth, and New York improved to 5-0 at home in the playoffs.
Masahiro Tanaka pitches for New York against Dallas Keuchel in Game 5 Wednesday and rematch of the opener, won by the Astros 2-1.