Wednesday’s Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees was postponed due to rain.
That means the series will resume on Thursday with a 7:08 p.m. Central time start on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, followed by Game 5 on Friday night at 6:08 p.m.
The Astros took a 2-1 series lead on Tuesday as Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings in a 4-1 win. Jose Altuve and Josh Reddick each homered, then Houston got two more runs in the seventh inning off of a wild pitch and sacrifice fly.
Altuve and Josh Reddick homered early off Luis Severino, who labored into the fifth while keeping the Yankees close. But they never broke through against Cole, who grinded through seven innings to win his 19th straight decision despite walking five batters for the second time in his career.
“Just boiled down to making some good pitches under pressure,” he said.
Cole escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first and stranded nine runners through five, improving to 3-0 with a 0.40 ERA in three playoff outings this year. Poised to become a prized free agent who could command more than $200 million, he’s putting together a dominant run that’s beginning to rival some of baseball’s greatest postseason pitching performances.