Luis Severino and Giancarlo Stanton have humongous nights as the New York Yankees surge to a 2-1 series lead in their four-game set with the Houston Astros. 

  • New York Yankees 4 (20-10)
  • Houston Astros 0 (20-12)
  • W: Luis Severino (5-1, 2.11 ERA)
  • L: Dallas Keuchel (1-5, 3.98 ERA)
  • AL, Final, Box Score
  • Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

The New York Yankees cruised to a seemingly effortless victory tonight over the Houston Astros, thanks to absolutely incredible nights by their big offseason prize Giancarlo Stanton and their staff ace Luis Severino.

Luis Severino pitched an absolute gem in route to his first career shutout and complete game, resulting in his fifth victory of the season. Severino’s counterpart Dallas Keuchel pitched well but served up two huge gopher balls to Stanton as the 2017 NL MVP put the Yankee offense on his back and carried them to a series-leading Game 3 victory.



Before fans could even get to their seats, the Bomber bats jumped on the former Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel for an early lead.

After Aaron Hicks and Aaron Judge made two rather quick outs, Didi Gregorius got things going with a sharp line drive single to left field. The next batter Giancarlo Stanton stepped into the batter’s box and unloaded Stantonian style.

The two-run Stanton shot was actually the first home run ever hit by a Yankee batter against Dallas Keuchel. After failing to get the job done last night in the ninth with two on and no one out, Stanton sure did his part to make Yankee fans forget about last night’s futility.

Reddick-ulous Catch

Normally, we don’t show highlights of plays executed by the opposing team, but Josh Reddick kind of forced our hand on this play in the top of the third.

Not for nothing, but Gleyber Torres had no business being that far off base. However, it was a great sign that the Yankee offense was jumping on Keuchel early and often.

Stanton: “I’ll Have Another”

While Luis Severino had it on cruise control through the first three frames, Dallas Keuchel found himself on the wrong end of yet another Giancarlo Stanton highlight.

There is not another player in this Yankee lineup that needed a night like this more than Stanton. Hopefully, this multi-homer game is a sign of good things to come for the stout former MVP.

Have A Night, Big G

Just because there was no more Dallas Keuchel to deal with to begin the top of the eighth, didn’t mean that Giancarlo Stanton was done raking.

With two outs and Aaron Hicks standing on second base following his leadoff double, Stanton smoked a double down the right-field line that plated Hicks easily to make it a 4-0 Yankee advantage.

While Keuchel’s prior dominance of the Yankee lineup, Stanton obviously didn’t get the memo and absolutely carried his team to their second victory in as many nights.

Shut-Out Sevy 

While his counterpart Keuchel was tossing a quality start of his own; despite allowing the two big flies to Stanton, Luis Severino was simply brilliant tonight as he shutout a loaded Astros lineup.

Sevy fanned 10 Astros while scattering just five hits throughout his complete game shutout, keeping hitters off balance with his exploding fastball and his devastating slider all night long.

What’s Next

The Pinstripers will try to carry this winning momentum into tomorrow afternoon’s series finale with these Houston Astros

New York sends right-handed Masahiro Tanaka (4-2, 4.37 ERA) to the mound to try and take a rare series victory in Houston. The Astros have young right-hander Lance McCullers Jr.(4-1, 3.71 ERA) ready to take the bump, with the intention of silencing these hot Bomber bats and earn the series split.

First pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET and can be seen on the YES Network and heard on WFAN 660/101.9 FM and the MLB At Bat app.

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