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Yanks-Astros ALCS Game 7: In Real Life Saturday, 21 October 2017, 8:23 pm

MLB.com is on the scene in and around Minute Maid Park as excitement builds for a winner-take-all Game 7 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World between the Yankees and Astros.

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Astros set ALCS Game 7 lineup Saturday, 21 October 2017, 8:20 pm

The Astros have announced tonight's starting lineup ahead of Game 7 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World, scheduled for 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on FS1.

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#AwardWorthy: Vote Musgrove, Springer Saturday, 21 October 2017, 4:49 pm

The Astros have had an emotionally charged season with an exciting postseason run and the challenge of overcoming Hurricane Harvey. Two moments in particular have earned nominations for this year's Esurance MLB Awards.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Ben Weinrib

Yanks, Astros set for ALCS Game 7 clincher Saturday, 21 October 2017, 3:03 pm

The Astros did their part to force a Game 7 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World on Saturday, as they knocked off the Yankees in Game 6 on Friday. In the clincher, the Yankees will turn to CC Sabathia, who defeated Houston in Game 3, tossing six scoreless innings. The Astros, who enter the game 5-0 at home in the postseason, give the ball to Charlie Morton, who lost Game 3.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Jane Lee

History of Game 7: Everything you need to know Saturday, 21 October 2017, 1:30 pm

Facts and figures in advance of the ALCS finale.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Andrew Simon, Matt Kelly and Chad Thornburg

Astros feel the love for newest ace Saturday, 21 October 2017, 1:06 pm

There may not be a more popular person right now in the city of Houston than pitcher Justin Verlander, who continued his amazing run with the Astros on Friday night. He's certainly the most popular man in Houston's clubhouse.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Brian McTaggart

Game 7: Where baseball legends are born Saturday, 21 October 2017, 7:49 am

These are the games that define greatness and make memories. Some of them remain etched in the heart and mind forever. That's what a Game 7 means to almost anyone who loves this sport.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Richard Justice

For Astros, all arms on deck for Game 7 Saturday, 21 October 2017, 6:53 am

The Astros figure to have just about every pitcher available for Saturday night's Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park, perhaps with the exception of Game 6 starter Justin Verlander.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Brian McTaggart

McCann, Altuve awaken Astros' offense Saturday, 21 October 2017, 6:28 am

The Astros' bats woke up just in time, coming to life in a three-run fifth inning sparked by Brian McCann and Jose Altuve in Game 6 of the ALCS.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Jane Lee

Springer robs Yankees of best chance Saturday, 21 October 2017, 6:04 am

Houston center fielder George Springer robbed Todd Frazier of a hit with a leaping catch in front of the wall with two on base, providing a key out in the seventh inning of Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the Yankees.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Rhett Bollinger

Astros go with Morton for decisive showdown Saturday, 21 October 2017, 5:50 am

The ball for tonight's Game 7 at Minute Maid Park belongs to Astros right-hander Charlie Morton, who has been tasked with helping his team put away the Yankees and secure a meeting with the Dodgers in the World Series presented by YouTube TV.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Jane Lee

Just-win Verlander! Astros force Game 7 Saturday, 21 October 2017, 5:15 am

Another dominant performance by Justin Verlander saved the Astros' season for at least one more day and forced a Game 7 against the Yankees in the American League Championship Series. Verlander threw seven scoreless innings for the Astros, who got clutch hits from Brian McCann and Jose Altuve in the fifth and a spectacular catch at the wall in the seventh by George Springer to beat the Yankees, 7-1, on Friday night in Game 6 at Minute Maid Park.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Brian McTaggart and Bryan Hoch

Springer's catch robbed Frazier, saved Astros Saturday, 21 October 2017, 4:14 am

Justin Verlander celebrated with a "Steve Holt!"

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Michael Clair

Happy home? Astros can join history with another win Saturday, 21 October 2017, 4:09 am

So far, this home-and-home series has been all about that comfy familiar advantage -- a road team has not won.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Doug Miller

Yankees-Astros ALCS Game 6: In Real Life Saturday, 21 October 2017, 4:04 am

The Astros defeated the Yankees, 7-1, on Friday night in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World, forcing a decisive Game 7 tonight (8 p.m. ET/FS1) in Houston.

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DYK? Records fall in raucous ALCS Game 6 Saturday, 21 October 2017, 3:37 am

Houston's 7-1 victory over the Yankees ensured we'll see a winner-take-all Game 7 on Saturday to determine who will play the Dodgers in the 113th World Series presented by YouTube TV. Game 6 was defined by another performance for the ages by Astros starter Justin Verlander and an awakening by Houston's dynamic offense, setting up what should be a thrilling Game 7 between these rising AL powers.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Andrew Simon and Matt Kelly

Justin Verlander's pitch was so good, Todd Frazier thought it was a ball and struck out swinging Saturday, 21 October 2017, 2:37 am

We fell for it, too.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Jessica Kleinschmidt

First pitch glides in for NBA great Drexler Saturday, 21 October 2017, 1:01 am

Perhaps it was not by coincidence that the person the Astros asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Friday was a former star athlete who knows a little about playing for a championship team in Houston.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Alyson Footer

Astros blanked in NY, head home for Game 6 Saturday, 21 October 2017, 12:00 am

Greg Bird, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius all contributed run-scoring hits to back Masahiro Tanaka's dominant effort as the Yankees remained unbeaten at home this postseason, defeating the Astros, 5-0, in Wednesday's Game 5 of the ALCS to move one win away from the World Series.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Bryan Hoch and Brian McTaggart

WATCH: 'Houston's Fortune' details Astros' rise Friday, 20 October 2017, 8:59 pm

The best way to reach your goals? For the Astros & GM Jeff Luhnow, it was trusting their beliefs & staying the course.

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Astros laud leadership of vets Beltran, McCann Friday, 20 October 2017, 5:10 am

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Thursday he wasn't surprised veterans Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann spoke up in a brief team meeting following Wednesday's 5-0 loss to the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The defeat put the Astros in a 3-2 hole in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series presented by Camping World.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Brian McTaggart

Cora in mix for Sox manager, but no decision Friday, 20 October 2017, 5:00 am

Astros bench coach Alex Cora has been linked to a number of open managerial jobs in recent weeks, and a report emerged Thursday saying that he could be named manager of the Red Sox as early as the conclusion of the American League Championship Series. And although Boston president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski confirmed the team hasn't made a final decision on its next manager, there are still indications that Cora would end up with the job.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Brian McTaggart and Ian Browne

Astros, Yanks perfect at home this postseason Friday, 20 October 2017, 4:04 am

There have been 300 MLB postseason series played from the first World Series in 1903 through this year's National League and American League Division Series. Only eight of those (2.7 percent) resulted in the home team winning every game.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Manny Randhawa

Keuchel makes history, but Yankees solve him Friday, 20 October 2017, 4:03 am

Dallas Keuchel was chased in the fifth inning of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, his typical dominance over the Yankees missing. He did make history along the way, though, fanning eight and becoming the first pitcher to record seven-plus strikeouts in each of his first five career postseason starts.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Rhett Bollinger

Tucker makes AFL history as first placement runner Friday, 20 October 2017, 12:33 am

Astros No. 1 prospect Kyle Tucker made Arizona Fall League history on Thursday as the first placement runner, going straight to second base to start the top of the 10th inning. He promptly scored on the first batter of the frame.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Mitch Vareldzis

DYK? Facts from Wednesday's LCS action Thursday, 19 October 2017, 11:50 pm

It was a good night for the home teams Wednesday as the Yankees continued to dominate at Yankee Stadium and the Cubs kept their hopes of a repeat alive by avoiding an National League Championship Series sweep at Wrigley Field.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Matt Kelly, Andrew Simon and Manny Randhawa

ALCS Game 5: Hinch postgame interview Thursday, 19 October 2017, 12:47 am

Astros manager A.J. Hinch talks about his club's 5-0 loss to the Yankees in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday.

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Astros-Yanks ALCS Game 5: In Real Life Thursday, 19 October 2017, 12:35 am

Game 5 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World between the Astros and Yankees is underway, LIVE now on FS1. MLB.com is on the scene with the latest from Yankee Stadium.

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Hinch: Not tagging Headley keyed Yanks' rally Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 9:00 pm

When breaking down the Yankees' epic 6-4 comeback victory in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday, both Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier and Astros manager A.J. Hinch pointed to Chase Headley's mad scramble to second base in the eighth inning as the biggest play of the game.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Rhett Bollinger

A look at numbers behind Marwin on Judge's 2B Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 6:14 am

Aaron Judge's double was the turning point of Game 4 of the ALCS, and for the second game in a row, the game changed in front of an Astros left fielder. We break down whether Marwin Gonzalez could have made the play.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Mike Petriello

McCullers postseason ready in strong start Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 5:00 am

Lance McCullers Jr. pitched like he was the Astros' third ace over six-plus strong innings in Tuesday's 6-4 loss in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | David Adler

Astros can't hang on against resilient Yanks Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 4:45 am

These "Baby Bombers" just don't quit. Aaron Judge homered and delivered a game-tying hit, while Gary Sanchez crushed the go-ahead double in a decisive four-run eighth as the Yankees stunned the Astros with a 6-4 victory in Game 4 on Tuesday to even the American League Championship Series at two games apiece.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Bryan Hoch and Brian McTaggart

Hinch breaks down Game 4 'pen decisions Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 4:10 am

Called upon to protect a three-run lead, Houston's bullpen faltered late in a 6-4 loss to the Yankees in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World that evened the series at two games apiece.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Brian McTaggart

Gurriel clears bases with sixth-inning double Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 1:55 am

Yuli Gurriel gave the Astros a 3-0 lead with a bases-clearing double in the sixth inning in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday.

Source: HOU Homepage News HOU Homepage News | Jane Lee

Dress for ALCS: Get Astros gear Sunday, 17 September 2017, 8:55 pm

Check out the Astros Shop and get suited up for the ALCS in official T-shirts, hoodies, caps and more.

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Astros' Top 30 Prospects list Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:25 am

Who do the Astros have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Houston's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

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