Brett Gardner

Yankees come back late to beat the Astros 6-4 and even ALCS at two wins apiece

Yankees come back late to beat the Astros 6-4 and even ALCS at two wins apiece

For two decades, Aaron Judge dreamed of a night like Tuesday. Often when he takes batting practice, he visualizes the moment, loud and cold October baseball, his team in need of a hit, his name blasted over the loudspeaker. When he was a kid taking cage hacks in California’s Central Valley, he envisioned it a little less clearly. Last winter, after he hit .179 in his first major league action, he used the prospect as fuel to prepare better than ever before. He has never lost sight of the dream.

“But,” Judge said, “the dreams aren’t the same as reality.”

Reality was sweet for the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. It was frenzied, it was potent, and it was effective. Before a...

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