- New York, New York 11368
- Line: NYM -160
- Over/Under: 8
DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks stunned Justin Verlander with first-inning home runs, James Paxton made the early lead stand up and the New York Yankees beat Houston 4-1 Friday night, cutting the Astros' lead in the AL Championship Series to 3-2.
After allowing four runs on two home runs in the first inning of Game 5, Justin Verlander rebounds with nine strikeouts over seven innings.
James Paxton answers the bell against the Astros with nine strikeouts over six innings of one-run baseball in Game 5 of the ALCS.
DJ LeMahieu launches a leadoff home run off of Justin Verlander, then Aaron Hicks pings the foul pole on a three-run blast later in the 1st inning.
Major League Baseball is looking to make some major changes, according to reports, that would overhaul all levels of the minor leagues -- especially at low Class A and below -- while also moving and shortening the draft.
Giancarlo Stanton, who has been out since Game 1 of the ALCS with a quad injury, will return to the Yankees' lineup as the designated hitter for Game 5 on Friday.