The Astros took a 3–1 lead in the ALCS on Thursday night with a 8-3 victory over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
Houston cruised past New York via the home run, with outfielder George Springer and Carlos Correa both smashing three-run homers in the Astros' victory. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez ripped a two-run home run in the sixth inning to make it a 6-3 game.
Astros pitcher Zack Greinke made his second start of the series on Thursday after losing Game 1 at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Greinke allowed one run over 4 1/3 innings, striking out five batters.
Houston cobbled together 14 outs via its bullpen on Thursday. The Astros struck out 13 Yankees hitters in the road victory, while their offense struck out six times.
New York was shaky in the field on Thursday. The Yankees committed four errors for the first time in a playoff game since 1976.
The Astros now hold a 3–1 series lead before the series' final game at Yankees Stadium. They are seeking their second World Series appearance in the last three seasons.
The winner of the ALCS will face the Nationals in the World Series.