It is easy to say the Yankees’ trip to Texas was a success because they split the first two games of the ALCS against the Astros at Minute Maid Park, where the hosts are very difficult to topple.
However, after a dominating win in Game 1 the Yankees were in greed mode Sunday night in Game 2 and looking to leave with two victories and a commanding advantage in the best-of-seven series, which shifts to Yankee Stadium for the next three games.
Thanks to a 3-2 loss in 11 innings that was witnessed by 43,359, the Yankees and Astros are even heading to The Bronx for Tuesday afternoon’s Game 3. The Yankees are scheduled to start Luis Severino and the Astros will counter with Cy Young candidate Gerrit Cole.
Carlos Correa ended the game by driving J.A. Happ’s first pitch of the 11th into the right-field seats.
Counting starter James Paxton, who was pulled with one out and two runners on in the third, the Yankees went through nine of the 13 pitchers on their staff.