The Houston Astros this is their sixth straight ALCS, and they’re heading into their fourth World Series in six years. Trailing 3-0 in the series and undefeated in the playoffs, they are one win away from eliminating the New York Yankees for the third time in this race.
A stagnant Yankees offense hit the low point of his dismal streak in Game 3. Manager Aaron Boone has shuffled his roster twice – moving Harrison Baderthen Anthony Rizo in first place – out of luck against Houston’s deep, overbearing pitching staff.
It won’t get any easier in Game 4. Houston has Lance McCullers Jr. on the mound eyeing a clinch at Yankee Stadium. Judge Aaron and the rest of the roster will have to figure out a way to eliminate runs against McCullers and a high-octane bullpen — all under the cloud of impending elimination and questions about whether Judge, an impending free agent , may have played his last game in pinstripes.
The Yankees will launch Nestor Cortes Jr., the star who once saved their season with a heroic performance in ALDS Game 5.
ALCS Game 4 was scheduled to start at 7:07 p.m. ET on TBS, but MLB announced that the game would not start on time. The first pitch is now scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET.
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