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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Jose Altuve’s home run in 9th sends Astros to World Series over Yankees

Jose Altuve homered off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Houston Astros outlasted the New York Yankees 6-4 to advance to the World Series for …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks lift Yankees over Astros, close to 3-2 in ALCS

DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks stunned Justin Verlander with first-inning home runs, James Paxton made the lead stand up and the New York Yankees beat Houston 4-1, cutting the Astros’ …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Astros power past Yankees for 3-1 ALCS lead, Justin Verlander up next

George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run home runs, and the Houston Astros got another wild ace off the hook to beat the sloppy New York Yankees 8-3 and …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

AJ Hinch blows whistle, calls signal suspicions ‘a joke’

Astros manager AJ Hinch is blowing his own whistle on sign stealing and pitch tipping: He’s had enough of allegations about Houston hitters going out of bounds to decipher what’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 6:07 p.m.

AJ Hinch: Astros will come off field if fans throw objects

Astros manager AJ Hinch says he will remove his team from the field if fans at Yankee Stadium again throw objects at Houston players.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 3:25 p.m.

Giancarlo Stanton still out, Aaron Hicks moved up to 3rd in Yanks’ order

Giancarlo Stanton remained out of the New York Yankees lineup for the third straight game and Aaron Hicks was moved up to third in the batting order for Game 4 …


Yanks’ Aaron Boone defends catcher Gary Sanchez as ‘excellent’ defender

Yankees manager Aaron Boone wasn’t sure Wednesday what his lineup for the next day’s Game 4 of the AL Championship Series would look like. Gary Sanchez will be behind the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 1:12 p.m.

Yanks’ bullpen to be tested after rainout squeezes ALCS

Game 4 of the AL Championship Series scheduled for Wednesday night has been postponed because of rain in the forecast. The Houston Astros and New York Yankees will play Game …


Josh Reddick: Yankees fans ‘disrespectful’ for throwing debris

Houston Astros right fielder Josh Reddick called out Yankees fans for tossing water bottles, baseballs and other objects on the field during New York’s 4-1 loss in the AL Championship …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 7:20 p.m.

Yankees slumping at plate, fall behind 2-1 to Astros in ALCS

Didi Gregorius turned on a first-pitch fastball from Gerrit Cole with two on and two outs in the fifth inning and sent it soaring toward the right-field seats. The crowd …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Gerrit Cole pitches Astros past Yankees 4-1 for 2-1 lead in ALCS

A gritty Gerrit Cole held the New York Yankees scoreless without his sharpest stuff, Jose Altuve sparked Houston at the plate and the Astros locked down a 4-1 victory to …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

Gleyber Torres, Masahiro Tanaka lead Yankees over Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener

Gleyber Torres kept up his October surge with a homer and five RBIs, Masahiro Tanaka polished his playoff resume and the New York Yankees blanked the Houston Astros 7-0 Saturday …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Rays chase Justin Verlander early, beat Astros 4-1 to even ALDS

Willy Adames homered and made a sensational relay throw from shortstop, Tommy Pham also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays chased Justin Verlander early in beating the Houston Astros …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Houston Astros. Rafael Devers …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Andrew Benintendi’s diving catch preserves Boston’s win over Houston for 3-1 ALCS lead

Left fielder Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Houston Astros 8-6 on Wednesday night …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Jackie Bradley’s slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 to take …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Gerrit Cole struggles in second playoff start with Astros

Gerrit Cole struggled at the beginning of his second playoff start with the Houston Astros. By the time he recovered, it was too late. Boston was well on its way …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Red Sox bounce back, beat Astros 7-5

David Price was good enough, the Red Sox relievers were even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster to lead Boston to a …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Justin Verlander cools off Red Sox 7-2 in Game 1 of ALCS

Justin Verlander outlasted an uncharacteristically wild Chris Sale, overcoming control problems of his own to give Houston six innings of two-hit ball and lead the Astros over the Boston Red …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

After World Series win with Astros, Boston manager Alex Cora aims to knock them out

After vanquishing the hated Yankees, Alex Cora has another, perhaps even more personal fight in front of him. The first-year Red Sox manager will lead Boston against his former team …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Justin Verlander, Houston Astros force Game 7 in ALCS

Justin Verlander remained perfect with Houston, pitching seven shutout innings when the team needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as the Astros extended the …


Yankees find home to their liking, rout Astros in ALCS

Back in the Bronx, the big guys delivered. Greeted by an array of “All Rise” signs in a ballpark that fits their style, Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and …


Astros trying to give Houston a boost in wake of Hurricane Harvey

Every time the Astros suit up, they wear a simple patch as a reminder of what Houston lost to Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding. The city is determined to …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

New York Yankees find themselves in another hole, trailing 2-0 again

Trailing again 2-0 in the postseason, these young New York Yankees remain even keeled going into Game 3 of the A.L. Championship Series against the Houston Astros.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

Jose Altuve’s dash lifts Astros over Yankees in ALCS Game 2

Jose Altuve raced home on Carlos Correa’s double in the ninth inning, Justin Verlander struck out 13 in a complete game and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Houston Astros beat New York Yankees 2-1 in ALCS opener

Dallas Keuchel dominated the Yankees again, striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings to lead the Houston Astros over New York 2-1 on Friday night in the A.L. Championship Series …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Astros vets Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann saw birth of baby Bronx Bombers

Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann spent most of the previous three seasons as teammates with the New York Yankees, and while there got to see the birth of those baby …


Rookie Ryan Merritt helps pitch Cleveland Indians to World Series

A most unlikely pitching performance helped put a most unexpected team into the World Series.


Cleveland pitcher Andrew Miller chosen MVP of ALCS

The humble workhorse in a wipeout bullpen, Andrew Miller was selected A.L. Championship Series MVP after his latest splendid performance in relief helped the Cleveland Indians win their first pennant …


Blue Jays defeat Indians, stave off ALCS elimination

Josh Donaldson homered to give Toronto a long-awaited lead, and the Blue Jays finally broke through with the bats, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Tuesday to avert a sweep …