ASTROS LEAD THE SERIES 3-0
Houston Astros blank the Yankees winning, 5-0
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After a scoreless first inning for Gerrit Cole and Cristian Javier, the Astros stuck first, getting some runs on the board in the top of the second. With two outs in the inning, Christian Vazquez hit a fly ball to center field that was dropped by Harrison Bader. Chas McCormick stepped into the box and hit a home run down the right field line, giving the Astros a 2-0 lead.
Jose Altuve then grounded out to short, ending the inning. Dusty Baker lost a challenge thinking that Altuve beat out the throw. The bats for both clubs were quiet again until the top of the sixth, when Alex Bregman ripped a double to left field off Gerrit Cole. Next Kyle Tucker would walk and Yuli Gurriel hit a bloop single to right field loading the bases. Trey Mancini was next up facing Lou Trivino with Gerrit Cole being pulled. Mancini hit a sac fly to left, scoring Bregman and advancing all the runners. Christian Vazquez would be the next Astro up, and he ripped a single to left center, clearing the bases.
After a couple of ground outs from McCormick and Altuve, the Astros would head to the bottom of the sixth up, 5-0.
Cristian Javier started off the inning getting a ground ball for the first out. Anthony Rizzo then walked after hitting a long foul ball to right. This prompted Dusty Baker to pull Javier for Hector Neris to face Aaron Judge. Judge struck out on a splitter, and Giancarlo Stanton grounded out to end the inning.
The game would remain 5-0 heading to the bottom of the ninth with Bryan Abreu coming in to close it out. After surrendering a couple of hits, Abreu would finish off the shutout.
Astros 5, Yankees 0
Up next: Lance McCullers pitches Game 4 for Houston on Sunday.