There is no place like home. That is exactly how the New York Yankees must feel during the 2017 postseason. After losing two very tight games in Houston, New York returned home and brought out the heavy lumber. They erupted for three runs in the first and five more in the fourth on their way to an 8-1 win over the Astros in Game 3 of the 2017 ALCS. New York knows they still have a lot of work to do if they want to win this series, but at least they have made it a series.

Frazier, Judge come up big in must win

Journeyman slugger Todd Frazier set the pace for the Yankees in the first inning and the Bronx Bombers never looked back.

With one swing of the bat, Frazier gave New York more runs than they had scored in the first two games combined when he hit a three-run homer to right field off Astros starter Charlie Morton.

New York added to their 3-0 lead in the 4th inning when Chase Headley reached on an infield single to second base, scoring Greg Bird from third. Frazier scored a few moments later on a wild pitch, and that was followed by a three-run shot to left field by Aaron Judge, thus pushing the lead for New York to 8-0 and putting the game on ice.

As Judge rounded the bases the chant of "MVP, MVP" came roaring down from the Yankee faithful, much like it does in Houston for Jose Altuve.

CC shines when needed most

While the bats were back for the Yankees in Game 3, starting pitcher CC Sabathia deserves a lot of credit for Monday night’s win. Sabathia went six strong innings, allowing just three hits and striking out five in the win. Adam Warren followed CC's performance with a nice one of his own as he held the Astros at bay while preserving the shutout for the time being.

Warren pitched a hitless 7th and 8th inning before giving way to Dellin Betances and Tommy Kahnle in the 9th.

Yankees look to tie series in Game 4

The New York Yankees know that their Game 3 win was a must, however, they aren't celebrating anything other than the fact that they could tie the series at 2-2 if they can win on Tuesday afternoon.

The Yankees are expected to start Sonny Gray while the Astros will counter with Brad Peacock. Peacock, another great Astros starter, finished the season 13-2 with an ERA of 3.00.

Game 4 will air live nationally on Fox Sports1 (FS1) starting at 5 PM ET. If you are on the go, you can catch every pitch for today's Astros vs Yankees game from beginning to end streaming live on your cell phone, tablet, or PC by heading to FOX Sports or downloading the FOX Sport Go app.