Maybe the New York Yankees have to lose the first two games of a series to wake up and play their best baseball. The #yankees were left for dead by many after they fell down 0-2 to the Houston Astros in the 2017 ALCS, however, the heavy underdog has bitten back and now we have a series!

Yankees overcome four-run deficit late

The Houston Astros are the best hitting team in all of baseball, and they pitch pretty darn well too. So when they carried a 4-0 lead into the 7th inning of tonight’s Game 4 of the ALCS, it looked like they had overcome Monday’s 8-1 blowout loss and would take a 3-1 series lead. It didn't quite go down that way.

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Fittingly, the Yankees comeback started with #Aaron Judge. Judge hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the 7th inning to cut the lead to 4-1, and that single run seemingly sparked the crowd and the boys in pinstripes into an instant frenzy.

The Rookie of the Year candidate not only got the Yankees on the board with the solo-shot, but he also doubled in Jacoby Ellsbury to tie the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the eighth.

On a night that saw the Yankees make three errors and give up two unearned runs, they proved that they are resilient enough to win this series. Lost in all of the comeback hoopla in Game 4 is the great performance by New York starter Sonny Gray.

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Gray pitched five-plus innings, giving up one hit, one earned run while striking out four.

Game 5 winner will have upper hand

While the Yankee faithful are probably still singing “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra, the Bronx Bombers know that they have to forget about this big win and get ready for Game 5 on Wednesday afternoon. The way this series is playing out, it is hard to tell how Game 5 will play out, but history shows that the winner will be in the driver's seat in terms of advancing to the World Series.

Since the modern era, when a best-of-seven series is tied 2-2, the winner of Game 5 wins the series nearly 70 percent (69.7) of the time. Astros fans still have to feel confident. After all, they have two of the best pitchers in Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander waiting in the wings.

The Astros will send Dallas Keuchel to the mound in Game 5, while the Yankees will counter with Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka pitched well enough to earn the win in Game 1 of the ALCS, however, he had no run support in the 2-1 loss. It is interesting that Houston Manager A. J. Hinch is going with Keuchel instead of Justin Verlander in Game 5, but there is usually a method to every baseball manager’s madness! #MLB