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Yankees hammer Astros, 8-1, to get first win in ALCS
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New York Yankees Aaron Judge hits a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 3 of baseballs American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, Monday, in New York. - photo by AP Photo

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and a made pair of sparkling catches, leading CC Sabathia and the Yankees over the Houston Astros 8-1 Monday night and cutting New York’s deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series.
Sabathia allowed three hits over six scoreless innings for his first postseason win in five years.
Todd Frazier hit a go-ahead, three-run homer for the Yankees, who stopped a seven-game ALCS losing streak dating to Sabathia’s victory over Texas in 2010.
Sonny Gray starts Game 4 Wednesday on 11 days’ rest, likely against Brad Peacock or Lance McCullers Jr.
Back in the Bronx after a pair of 2-1 losses in Houston, the Yankees led 8-0 after four innings.
Houston scored on a bases-loaded walk in the ninth before postseason star Jose Altuve grounded into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded.