The New York Yankees will have to wait at least another year to end their World Series drought.
The Houston Astros completed the four-game sweep of the Yankees on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, winning Game 4 by a final score of 6-5.
New York got off to a good start as they plated three runs in the first two innings. Giancarlo Stanton opened the scoring with an RBI single, and Gleyber Torres followed that with a run-scoring single. In the second, Anthony Rizzo drove in a run with a double.
However, the lead did not last long as Jeremy Pena crushed a game-tying three-run shot off Nestor Cortes in the third. Immediately following that, Cortes left the game with a “left groin injury” after his fastball velocity was down. Later in the inning, Yuli Gurriel put the Astros on top with an RBI single.
The Yankees tied the game back up in the fourth on Rizzo’s two-out RBI single and grabbed the lead again in the sixth on Harrison Bader’s fifth postseason home run.
Once again, though, the Astros answered and retook the lead in the seventh. Yordan Alvarez and Alex Bregman smoked back-to-back RBI singles to make it a 6-5 game and held on from there to secure the victory.
Houston will face the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series.