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101-61, 1st in AL West

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

The Astros struck out less than any team in baseball this season, but CC Sabathia has fanned four of the first seven batters through two innings. Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa down swinging, Marwin Gonzalez looking.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

The ALCS returns to the Bronx for the first time since 2012. The Astros lead the Yankees 2-0 in the series — with Game 3 set to begin momentarily. CC Sabathia will be on the hill for the home team, facing Houston starter Charlie Morton.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

One day after he interviewed with Red Sox and one day before he meets Mets, praise keeps rolling in for Astros bench coach Alex Cora. "The guy is always bringing something to the table for the younger guys, which is great," Astros DH Carlos Beltran said. "He has good communication with the guys. He's always in the clubhouse getting to know the players, getting to know which buttons he could push on each player to make them go out there and play the game hard."

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Carlos Beltrán: Nuevo rol, misma meta

La mentalidad de Beltrán ha cambiado de establecer récords a servir como figura veterana en los Astros de Houston.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Before Game 2 of the ALCS in Houston, we got the rare opportunity to ride the iconic train that runs above left field at Minute Maid Park. Well, there's a pretty iconic train that runs beyond right field at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. It's called the 4.

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Lineups for HOU at NYY

The Astros start Evan Gattis at catcher and Cameron Maybin in left field, with Marwin Gonzalez moving to first base and Yuli Gurriel to DH. Alex Bregman and Josh Reddick flip-flop in the batting order from Game 2. The Yankees' lineup remains the same as on Saturday.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Vía Astros: Alineación para el segundo partido de la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Americana en Yankee Stadium.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Vía Yankees PR: Alineación de Yankees contra Astros para el tercer partido de la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Americana.


BBTN: Yankees, Cubs Face Uphill Climb After Weekend

Buster Olney talks to Jerry Crasnick about Joe Maddon's bullpen management, Justin Turner's heroics and more (:50). Plus, Astros analyst Steve Sparks weighs in on the team's early dominance over the Yankees (29:00) and Todd Radom stops by for the latest uniform/logo trivia (45:30).

Sabathia faces tough task in neutralizing Altuve, Correa (2:21)
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Correa's blast makes Astros history books

Carlos Correa is the sixth Astros player with a walk-off hit in the postseason and the second with a walk-off hit in the LCS, joining Jeff Kent in 2004. He's the first Astros player to get a walk-off hit in an American League postseason game. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Blunders costly in Yankees' walk-off loss (1:17)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here was Brian McCann's message to anyone who blamed catcher Gary Sánchez for the Yankees ALCS Game 2 loss. "It's such a tough play. I don't think at all he should get blamed for anything. I mean that's a play where you don't know where the runner is at. You literally catch and five. "I don't think it's fair to be 24-years-old and to carry a pitching staff and to be learning. Unless you put the gear on and you know what it's like to put the hours in the video room to carry a staff. That is not an easy staff to catch. Guys that have splits, and they're throwing for strikes, and you got to frame them, and then they bounce them. It's really hard to block a split-finger fastball especially when they throw them for strikes as well. Gary is one of the best catchers in baseball and he's going to be that for a long, long time. I think his defense is really good."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

It wasn't quite a Jeffrey Maier moment, but shortstop Carlos Correa got an assist on his fourth-inning home run from a young fan in the first row in right field wearing a throwback Astros jersey. Said Houston manager A.J. Hinch after the game: "I love that kid. I want to leave that kid tickets."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

What did Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman think when he saw catcher Gary Sanchez drop the ball in Game 2 of the ALCS? "Not much. Game over."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A joyous time for the Beltrán Family, spending their first playoffs together since Hurricane Maria devastated the town of Manatí in Puerto Rico, where most of his family still resides. Beltrán was unable to speak to his parents, to the left of his wife Jessica, for over a week after Maria became the first Category 4 hurricane to hit the island directly since 1932.

Altuve says Game 2 was most intense he's ever played (1:28)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2821st
On Base Percentage.3461st
Slugging Percentage.4781st
Earned Run Average4.1211th
Quality Starts67Tied-18th