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Final: Astros beat Yankees 8-3 in Game 4 to take 3-1 lead in ALCS

The Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 7-3 in Game 4 of the ALCS Thursday night at Yankees Stadium.

The Astros took a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Astros’ right-hander Zack Greinke started against Yankees’ right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.

George Springer’s three-run home run in the third inning put the Astros up 3-1 and Caros Correa’s three-run homer in the sixth built a 6-1 lead.

Gary Sanchez’s two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth pulled the Yankees to within 6-3. The Astros tacked on another runs in the 8th and 9th innings to stretch their lead to 8-3.

The Yankees made four errors, their most in a postseason game since committing five in Game 2 of the 1976 ALCS.

Game 4 was postponed because of rain on Wednesday. The Yankees won Game 1 7-0 but the Astros have won the next three, including Game 2 3-2 in 11 innings and Game 3 4-1 on Tuesday.

Game 5 is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday in the Bronx. If necessary, Games 6 and 7 are scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Follow all of the news, updates and scores right here from the reporters on the scene.

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.