Down 1-0 in the first inning, the Yankees bats woke up and answered the Astros with two clutch home runs to give them an early 4-1 lead.
DJ LeMahieu got the Yanks on the board with a leadoff home run to right center field. It's just the seventh leadoff home run in Yankees postseason history, and the first since Derek Jeter in Game 3 of the 2009 ALCS against the Angels.
Four batters later, outfielder Aaron Hicks blasted a three-run home run off the right field foul pole to give the Yankees a 4-1 lead.
It's also the first time in Yankees team history that they hit two home runs in the first inning of a postseason game... this is the 405th postseason game in franchise history.
Astros pitcher Justin Verlander allowed four runs in the first inning for the first time since August 11, 2014 against the Pirates.