Astros hit pothole in New York, lose Game Three to Yankees

The Astros hit a pothole in New York on their way to the World Series.

Leading 2-0 in the best of seven American League Championship Series, the Astros saw that lead cut in half on Monday.

The Yankees struck for three runs in the second and five more in the fourth, cruising to an 8-1 win in Game Three. CC Sabathia held the Astros scoreless in six innings of work. Astros manager AJ Hinch said it looked like the Sabathia of old, but the Astros helped him out a little bit.

“CC was really good. We were a little swing happy against him and he took advantage,” Hinch said.

In fact the Astros only had four hits all game. Alex Bregman says the loss is already in the rear view mirror.

“We have confidence in this locker room. We’ll bounce back tomorrow. We can’t wait. Everyone can’t wait to get back here tomorrow,” Bregman stated.

Game Four is later this afternoon. Hinch announced that Lance McCullers Jr, despite his second half problems, will get the start.

“I don’t have to remind you that he was an All-Star. He has some of the best stuff in the big leagues,” Hinch explained, adding that Brad Peacock is ready to go in case McCullers falters.

First pitch is set for shortly after 4 o'clock this afternoon. Pregame coverage starts at 3pm on Sports Talk 790.

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