Houston Astros

Astros laud leadership of vets Beltran, McCann
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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.

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Astros, Yanks perfect at home this postseason
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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.

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Hinch: Astros will be 'ready to play' on Friday
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The Astros built a 10-game lead in the American League West by the end of May and ran away with the division from there. Other than what turned out to be an inconsequential battle with the Indians for the best record in the AL as the season wound down, they cruised through the regular season […]

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Hinch, Astros confident as ALCS heads home
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Now it’s back to a place where the Astros are most comfortable. To their own ballpark. To their own roaring crowd.

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Statcast offers optimism for Houston's offense
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The Astros’ offense, one of baseball’s most dangerous all year long — including in their American League Division Series win over the Red Sox — has gone quiet in the AL Championship Series presented by Camping World. The Astros have scored just nine runs against the Yankees in five games in the ALCS, and were […]

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Verlander delivers in tight postseason spots
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Justin Verlander hasn’t lost a postseason elimination game since the left side of the Astros’ infield was in middle school. Third baseman Alex Bregman and shortstop Carlos Correa were 12 years old the last time it happened, the last time a team gave Verlander the baseball in October and its season ended.

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Astros-Yanks ALCS Game 5: In Real Life
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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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'True competitor' Verlander set for Game 6
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Recreating his Game 2 masterpiece is a big ask of Justin Verlander, but the Astros hope their postseason stalwart has something similar in the works for Game 6.

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Astros need Verlander to repeat G2 gem in G6
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The Yankees are one win away from the World Series, but the Astros will be back on their home turf for the games that will decide the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World.

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ALCS Game 5: Hinch postgame interview
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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 blanked in NY, head home for Game 6
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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 presented by Camping World to move one win away from the World Series.

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McCullers postseason ready in strong start
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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

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