Verlander Ks 11 to lead Astros over Yankees 4-2 in ALCS

the veteran ace buckled down and found a groove, striking out 11 in six strong innings 

Yuli Gurriel launched a tiebreaking homer for Houston in the sixth.  

The game was tied 1-all when Gurriel connected off reliever Clarke Schmidt for a solo shot into the left-field seats to put Houston on top.  

Two batters later, McCormick sent a sinker from Schmidt into right field to make it 3-1. 

Verlander set a major league record with his eighth double-digit strikeout game in the postseason.  

Outstanding starting pitching but can shorten the game with the best of ’em. So, we’ve got to find a way to break through against them. 

the Astros tied it in the bottom half on an RBI double by Martín Maldonado.