Houston Astros beat New York Yankees in the ALCS opener
because to ageless Verlander
The Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 4-2 on Wednesday night
in the first game of the American League
Championship Series thanks to Justin Verlander's 11 strikeouts
in six scoreless innings
home runs from
Yuli Gurriel, Chas McCormick, and Jeremy Pena.
The Astros have advanced to the ALCS six times in a row
, and they are attempting to win the
World Series four times in that period
Verlander's eighth postseason game
with at least ten strikeouts
broke a big league record.