Yankees grab four in the first, force Game 6

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The New York Yankees came out hot with their backs against the wall in Game 5 and grabbed four runs in the first inning off Houston Astros’ starter Justin Verlander thanks to a pair of home runs, one from DJ LeMahieu (one-run) and Aaron Hicks (3-run).

After that, Verlander recorded six shutout innings but the Astro bats failed to get hot, with their lone run scoring via a wild pitch in the top of the first.

Houston’s lead in the series is now 3-2 with Game 6 scheduled for 7:08 p.m. Saturday night back at Minute Maid Park.

Per Elias Sports Bureau, Friday night marked the first postseason game in Major League history in which both teams scored in the 1st inning, then did not score the rest of the game.

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