C.C. Sabathia might have made his final appearance in an emotional moment for the New York Yankees. Unfortunately for him, it was not enough as the Houston Astros rolled to an 8-3 victory that brings them one game from a second World Series appearance in three years.
The Yankees jumped on top 1-0 in the first when Brett Gardner walked with the bases loaded. Gary Sanchez struck out to end the threat, but the Yankees had some confidence. Masahiro Tanaka gave up a walk in the first, but otherwise looked solid in the first two innings. Things began to unravel in the third.
Tanaka opened the third giving up a walk, a single, and a George Springer home run, and all of a sudden the Yankees were trailing 3-1. Tanaka settled down in the fourth and fifth innings, but left after Alex Bregman reached first on an error. Chad Green came on in relief and after getting Yuli Gurriel to pop out, Yordan Alvarez doubled and Carlos Correa homered to give Houston a 6-1 lead.
Gary Sanchez hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth, but that was all the Yankees could muster in the loss. The last emotional moment for the Yankees came when Sabathia made a relief appearance in the eighth inning. Have gave up a hit and injured his shoulder before departing in what could be his last appearance in pinstripes before retirement.
Game 5 is set for Friday evening on FS1 with first pitch set for 7:08 p.m. Justin Verlander taking the mound for the Astros looking to close out the series. James Paxton pitches for the Yankees hoping to send the series back to Houston.