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Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Manager Aaron Boone on the Yankees' loss to the Astros in Game 4 of the ALCS, putting them one defeat from elimination: "We need to flush this, immediately."

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The last time the Yankees had 4 errors in any game was precisely against the Astros on May 29, 2018 at Yankee Stadium (had 5 errors).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

It's the fourth time in franchise history that the Yankees have made 4 errors in a single postseason game, and first since Game 2 of the 1976 ALCS (5 E).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

CC Sabathia walks off the field, limping noticeably and in tears, after apparently re-injuring his knee on his last pitch to George Springer. This may be the last time fans at Yankee Stadium see Sabathia on the mound, since he has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees with plenty of reasons to panic: Teams that go down 3-1 in a best-of-7 playoff series are 13-73 (.151) all-time.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees hoping for a repeat of Game 4 of the 2017 ALCS against the Astros at Yankee Stadium, when they came back from a 4-0 deficit by scoring 2 runs in the 7th inning and 4 runs in the 8th en route to a 6-4 win.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

After struggling mightily at the plate, Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez recorded his first runs batted in this postseason with a 2-run shot in the 6th inning. Sánchez came into Game 4 of the ALCS hitting .095 (2-for-21) with 10 strikeouts this postseason.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The largest comeback the New York Yankees had this past regular season was 6 runs at the Minnesota Twins on July 23; trailed 8-2 and won 14-12.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Astros manager A.J. Hinch wastes no time in pulling the plug on Zack Greinke after the righty gives up a single to D.J. LeMahieu and a walk to Aaron Judge in the fifth. Greinke had been rolling but with the Yankees' lineup in its third trip through the order, Ryan Pressly is in. Pressly has had his own struggles thus far in the postseason.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

This is what LeMahieu told me about Judge's defense: "He is a gold glove right fielder; one of the best I have seen out there. His bat gets all the attention for obvious reasons, but he is a complete player.”

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

It's probably less of a surprise that Zack Greinke has been sharp since his wild first inning than it is that he had a wild first inning to begin with. Greinke has retired 10 of 11 Yankees since issuing a bases-loaded walk in the first.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Some of the Yankees struggling offensively in the ALCS: Edwin Encarnación 1-for-13 with 7 strikeouts Gary Sánchez 1-for-15 with 7 strikeouts Brett Gardner 2-for-13 with 5 strikeouts

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Tanaka - Game 1 in Houston: 68 pitches, 6 scoreless IP Tanaka - Game 4 in New York: 61 pitches, 3 ER in his first 3 IP

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

George Springer hasn't gotten many hits for the Astros this postseason, but he sure has made the ones he's had count. Springer just lined a Masahiro Tanaka splitter into the left-field seats for a three-run shot and Houston has grabbed a 3-1 lead in the third. Springer now has 13 career playoff homers, breaking a tie with Jose Altuve for the most by an Astro. It's a neck-and-neck race that promises to go on for years.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Two more Zack Greinke walk factoids from ESPN Stats & Info: This is the first time Greinke has issued three walks in a first inning since 2007. And it was the first time he walked in a run since Aug. 19, 2017.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone on Gary Sánchez, who is now 1-for-14 in the ALCS with 7 strikeouts: "I always feel like he's a pitch away or an at bat away from really getting locked in and changing the course of the game. So clearly he hasn't been at his best offensively, but with a guy as talented as he is, I think that's right around the corner, always."

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

One beginning you don't expect in a Zack Greinke start: He can't find the strike zone. Greinke has walked three, two on four pitches, including just now to Brett Gardner to force in the game's first run. Greinke threw just 10 strikes in his first 25 pitches. When he walked DJ LeMahieu on four pitches to start the game, it was the first time Greinke had ever done so to the first batter of a contest.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone on the windy conditions at Yankee Stadium tonight: "Yeah, adds a little to the little playoff weather and feel of things. It'll be a fun night in the Bronx. Hopefully, the wind dies a little bit to where it's not a huge factor one way or the other in the game, but it's part of something you potentially deal with."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Astros manager A.J. Hinch was, as expected, asked about allegations that his team was whistling Yankees signs to each other during Game 1 of the ALCS. Hinch called them "a joke" and said, tongue in cheek, that if he knew the mere thought that they were doing it might throw a team off its game, Houston would have practiced whistling in spring training. His biggest issue? Those who make allegations anonymously.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Flags have been lowered to half-staff in honor of Elijah Cummings, the Baltimore congressman and civil rights leader, who passed away at age 68.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone on the reported Astros whistling as sign-stealing: "We're confident that we're buttoned up in every possible way and vigilant. I really don't think it's an issue."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Giancarlo Stanton (right quad strain) did some pregame running on the field before Game 4 of the ALCS. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he's seen improvement in the slugger and while he's not in the lineup again tonight, he's available off the bench — and could be an option at DH for Game 5.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Giancarlo Stanton is apparently feeling much better from his quad strain; may play tomorrow.