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Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Yankees first baseman Greg Bird on the 6-foot-7, 282-pound Aaron Judge: "You don't see people his size move like that. At least not in our sport. Maybe the NBA or the NFL, but I never have, personally, up close like this, and it's really impressive to watch."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Brett Gardner expressed some sympathy for the right-field wall at Yankee Stadium after Aaron Judge crashed into it making a leaping grab in the fourth inning. "That pad's only a couple inches thick and right behind that, it's not moving -- even as big as he is," the left fielder said. "Even though it's padded, it's a pretty good hit he took. But like I said, he's a big guy, so the wall's probably hurting too."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

After his team's loss in Game 3 of the ALCS, Astros manager A.J. Hinch gave the proverbial game ball to Yankees rookie Aaron Judge. "Judge did what Judge has done 50-plus times, which is hit the ball out of the ballpark when he gets a pitch to hit. Big moment won by Judge," Hinch said. "It was his night. He played defense tonight. He did a lot of things well for them. And really was a big difference in the game."

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Yankees have silenced Astros' bats in ALCS (1:30)
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Judge describes Frazier's impact on Yankees (1:02)
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Judge's laser puts Game 3 out of reach (0:21)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Lance McCullers is a dice roll for the Astros in Game 4. He made only six starts after All-Star break and posted an 8.23 ERA. But he also has one of the best curveballs in baseball and was 7-1 with a 2.53 ERA through his first 14 starts.

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Frazier describes his weird swing on three-run homer (1:06)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Astros will start Lance McCullers in Game 4. Why? "He's really good," manager A.J. Hinch said. Dallas Keuchel still lined up for Game 5, Justin Verlander for Game 6.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees beat the Astros, 8-1, to cut Houston's ALCS lead to two games to one. CC Sabathia fired six scoreless innings, while Todd Frazier and Aaron Judge both had three-run homers.

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Sabathia shuts down Astros in Game 3 (0:24)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Astros haven't named a Game 4 starter. Earlier, today, manager A.J. Hinch said he has "mapped out like 100 scenarios." Wonder if Dallas Keuchel is one of them? Keuchel has never pitched on three days' rest in his career, but starting him in Game 4 would also line him up for a possible Game 7.

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Judge goes yard to extend lead (0:20)
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Judge makes leaping catch against the wall (0:25)
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Frazier's homer gives Yankees early lead in Game 3 (0:28)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Astros have been held to two runs or fewer in three consecutive games only once all season -- and never by the same team. It happened on Sept. 10-13 against the A's and Angels. Through 22 innings in this ALCS, Astros have scored a grand total of four runs.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Judge conecta su ‪primer jonrón desde el partido por el comodín contra Minnesota, ampliando la ventaja de los Yankees a 8-0 en la 4ta entrada. "El Juez" había conectado sólo 4 hits en 31 turnos (.129)‬ con 20 ponches y sólo 4 carreras remolcadas en sus 8 partidos de postemporada previo al de esta noche.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Aaron Judge nailed a three-run homer and it is a blowout in the Bronx. Judge's ball just cleared the left field wall in the fourth inning. Paired with his top of the fourth catch when he slammed into the right field wall, Judge is answering Jose Altuve in the mano-a-mano MVP battle.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The chants of, "M-V-P! M-V-P! M-V-P!" echoed through Yankee Stadium after Aaron Judge veered toward the warning track, leaped and made a catch, while slamming hard against the right field wall. Judge stayed in the game after making the play on the Yuli Gurriel fourth inning drive.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Aaron Judge has now struck out 20 times this postseason. That's already the most all-time before the World Series. Reggie Sanders (1995) and Austin Jackson (2011) each previously held the record with 19.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankee Stadium crowd is rocking as Todd Frazier went the other way off of the Astros' Charlie Morton in the second, just sneaking a three-run homer over the right field wall. It was Frazier's first career postseason homer and the third baseman with the big personality enjoyed every moment as he went around the bases.

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