Game 5 of the best-of-seven series is Wednesday, the Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka opposing Astros ace Dallas Keuchel. Game 6 is Friday in Houston, where the Astros opened the series with a pair of 2-1 victories.
After losing the first two games of the series, the Yankees won three in a row, outscoring Cleveland 13-5. The Indians hadn't lost three straight games since July 30-Aug. 1.
A sellout crowd at Yankee Stadium was ready to share those same emotions, but first, the fans needed to exhale when the final out was recorded.
Todd Frazier also homered for the Yankees (86-68), who are 16-6 in their last 22 games.
Saturday night, however, Sabathia came off the disabled list and outpitched Chris Sale and became the American League's all-time leading left-hander in strikeouts, leading the New York Yankees to
Those pitches turned into key homers for the Yankees, especially one by Aaron Hicks.
A stunning last-minute deal for Yu Darvish should make Los Angeles, a big league-best 74-31, a prohibitive favorite in the National League. Darvish will team with Clayton Kershaw to form the top 1-2 punch in anyone's rotation, and the Dodgers' overall roster depth is unmatched.
With one out in the eighth, Headley hit an 0-1 pitch from reliever Zach McAllister (1-1) over the wall in right field for his sixth home run.