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All Hands on Deck for World Series Game 7

It all comes down to this. For the second straight year, the World Series will go the distance. The Dodgers and Astros will fight one last time on Wednesday night. To the victor goes the championship. The Astros are looking for their first ever championship. The Dodgers are looking for their first since 1988 and seventh overall (sixth since moving... Read More

Game 6: This is Why the Astros Traded for Justin Verlander

Houston’s pitching has not been their biggest problem as they’ve watched their 2-0 series lead turn in to a 3-2 series deficit. It has not been good, mind you — Charlie Morton got rocked in Game 3, the bullpen collapsed on Game 4 and Dallas Keuchel was suddenly mortal in Game 5 — but even then it’s not been the... Read More

Astros Betting on Dallas Keuchel to Repeat History

HOUSTON -- Dallas Keuchel had already established himself as the real deal in baseball circles when he embraced the moment and pitched the Houston Astros over the New York Yankees in the 2015 American League wild-card game. Keuchel logged a 20-8 record that season, led the league in innings pitched, pocketed a Gold Glove and an All-Star Game appearance, and... Read More

Yankees vs. Astros Has It All in a Power vs. Power ALCS Matchup

We could have had our first matchup of 100-win teams in a League Championship Series since the Yankees played the Royals in 1977, but the New York Yankees pulled off an improbable series comeback against the Cleveland Indians after losing the first two games. While the Houston Astros won 101 regular-season games to 91 for the Yankees, the true talent levels of the teams are much... Read More

Astros Win Series Over Red Sox: Advances to ALCS

The Houston Astros rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of the American League Division Series and win their first postseason series since 2005. USA TODAY Sports BOSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander came out of the bullpen for the first time in his career, beating Chris Sale in an aces-turned-relievers role reversal on Monday and the Houston... Read More

Altuve Hits 3 Homers, Astros Beat Red Sox 8-2 in ALDS Opener

HOUSTON -- Jose Altuve had just arrived in the Astros dugout after launching his third home run of the game when George Springer grabbed his right biceps and examined it, as if searching for an explanation for his teammate's extraordinary pop. He makes sure he stays on top of his gym routine, whatever it is," Springer said. "The dude is... Read More

Justin Time: Astros get Verlander in last-minute Deadline Trade

The Astros have acquired Justin Verlander from the Detroit Tigers. In the type of blockbuster trade rarely seen in August, the Astros acquired former American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander from the Detroit Tigers late Thursday night and cemented their status as the favorites in the American League. The stunning deal, consummated just before Thursday's 1o:59... Read More