ALCS Game 6: Verlander, Astros defeat Yankees to even series

HOUSTON —  The Houston Astros, backed by Justin Verlander, tied the ALCS series with a 7-1 win Friday night.

Verlander continued his dominant ALCS performance, pitching 7 scoreless innings, allowing five hits and striking out 8. As for the Yankees’ starter, Luis Severino, he pitched  4 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on three hits.

The Yankees’ Aaron Judge trimmed the deficit to 3-1 with a towering home run to center field in the top of the eighth inning. But the Astros would tack on four more runs.

Game 7 is set for a 8:08 p.m. start Saturday.