Three takeaways from Astros’ ALCS Game 4 win over the Yankees

The Yankees are on the brink of elimination.

The Astros took down the Yankees 8-3 to go up 3-1 in the American League Championship Series on Thursday and they have Justin Verlander all set up to close it out in Game 5 on Friday.

New York will counter with James Paxton, but odds are it will be all-hands on-deck as the Yankees try to extend their season.

Three takeaways from Astros’ ALCS Game 4 win over the Yankees

Yankees oddly lucky

While this was the most runs the Yankees have allowed in a game this postseason, New York actually got lucky it didn’t give up more. And yes, it sounds odd, but when you find out the Astros had 13 balls hit 95.0 mph or higher though seven innings and only six of them were hits, that is pretty darn lucky.

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