Facing the possibility of losing the first two games of the ALCS at home, Carlos Correa delivered a walk-off home run in the eleventh inning to give the Houston Astros a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday night.
The Yankees used nine pitchers in the game with James Paxton lasting just 2 1/3 innings. He scattered four hits and allowed one run. Aaron Boone then used Chad Green, Adam Ottavino, Tommy Kahnle, Zack Britton, Aroldis Chapman, CC Sabathia, Jonathan Loaisiga and J.A. Happ.
Happ surrendered the game-winning home run to Correa.
Justin Verlander pitched well for the Astros despite allowing a two-run home run to Aaron Judge in the third inning. He struck out seven over 6 2/3 innings. Will Harris, Roberto Osuna, Joe Smith, Ryan Pressly and Josh James combined to shut down the Yankees over the remainder of the game.
The Astros threatened in the bottom of the 10th as Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman walked with one out. However, Happ got out of that jam by getting a strike out and fly ball to left.
New York had two men on with two outs in the top of the next inning, but Gary Sanchez struck out looking.
Correa was the first batter of the 11th when he ended the game.
Game 3 of the ALCS will be Tuesday afternoon with Gerrit Cole and Luis Severino on the mound.