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Gerrit Cole, Astros make short work of Yankees in Game 3

The Astros took a 2-1 series lead with a win over the Yankees on Tuesday. We break it down.

Gerrit Cole of the Houston Astros celebrates retiring the side during the sixth inning against the New York Yankees in game three of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 15, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

The Houston Astros lost home field advantage in Houston, and have regained it in New York City. Gerrit Cole put together seven shutout innings, walking five and giving up four hits while striking out seven and the Astros got enough offense to beat the New York Yankees 4-1. The Astros take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series.

The Astros jumped on Luis Severino quickly, with Jose Altuve and Josh Reddick homering in the first two innings. Three times in the first five innings the Yankees put two runners on with two outs, and all three times they came up empty. The Astros added two more runs in the seventh, and that was about it. Gleyber Torres homered in the eighth to continue his torrid October, but Roberto Osuna shut down the Yankees in order in the ninth.

The Yankees and Astros are scheduled to meet in Game 4 at 8:08 p.m. on Wednesday. Weather could be a concern, with rain in the forecast for the evening. There is a good chance the game ends up delayed or even postponed to Thursday.