Astros vs. Yankees takeaways: Jose Altuve remains a playoff monster; Yanks' fly balls die on warning track

CBSSports.comIn Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday in the Bronx, the Astros prevailed over the Yankees by a score of 4-1 (box score). In doing so, Houston took a 2-1 lead in this best-of-seven series to determined who wins the pennant.

October 16th 2019


MLB Playoffs: Yankees miss out on big chances to crack Astros ace Gerrit Cole in ALCS Game 3

CBSSports.comNEW YORK -- Gerrit Cole bent, but he did not break. The Houston Astros co-ace -- and former New York Yankees first-round draft pick -- wiggled in and out of danger in Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday night, helping the Astros to a 2-1 series advantage (HOU ...

October 16th 2019


Yankees vs. Astros score: Live ALCS Game 3 updates, MLB playoffs highlights, full coverage

CBSSports.comGame 3 of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees is underway in Yankee Stadium. The series is knotted at one game apiece and, obviously, this game is a huge deal. The team taking a 2-1 lead in ...

October 16th 2019


Astros' Cole Stifling Yankees: Live Score and Updates

The New York Times (blog)The Yankees are shaking things up slightly, with Aaron Hicks, who had been injured, starting for the first time since Aug. 3. The Astros, meanwhile, have flipped Jose Altuve to the No. 2 spot and moved Michael Brantley to No. 3. Gerrit Cole's preferred catcher, ...

October 16th 2019


It Was Always Going To Be Astros-Yankees, Wasn't It?

FiveThirtyEightEven the Tampa Bay Rays extended their plucky season by pushing the Houston Astros to the brink of elimination, before losing Game 5. All that chaos has left the National League in particular with a championship-series matchup (Cardinals-Nationals) that ...

October 11th 2019


The Astros have one weakness. The Yankees are built to exploit it.

Washington PostAn American League Championship Series matchup we saw coming from a mile away, between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees, kicks off Saturday night in downtown Houston's Minute Maid Park. The two juggernauts each passed the century ...

October 11th 2019


'It's been brewing': Two years after epic seven-game ALCS, Astros and Yankees set for rematch

USA TODAYHOUSTON — Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch thought the first time he heard it was when he arrived at spring training. Justin Verlander, the Astros' likely Cy Young winner, says he definitely remembers people talking about it on April 8, the first time the ...

October 11th 2019


Astros insider: How Rays starter Tyler Glasnow tipped his pitches in Game 5

Houston ChronicleThursday was the Astros' third matchup of the year against Glasnow and second in less than a week. Glasnow had simplified his approach since returning from injury, going with just his fastball and curve, which was all he'd needed to keep Houston to two ...

October 11th 2019


Gerrit Cole and the Astros quiet the doubts, dominate Rays in ALDS Game 5

Washington PostHOUSTON — As dire as things had gotten in their American League Division Series, and as dire as they could still get, the Houston Astros took comfort in knowing they had their firewall in place for Game 5. His name is Gerrit Cole, and on Thursday night at ...

October 11th 2019


Astros Oust the Rays and Earn Another ALCS With the Yankees

The New York TimesHOUSTON — The warning signs came the night before when two heavily favored teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves, were each stunned in a deciding fifth game of a division series, losing in their home ballparks. The Houston Astros had ...

October 11th 2019


Astros vs. Rays: Five things to know about Houston's series-clinching win in ALDS Game 5

CBSSports.comOn Thursday, the Houston Astros defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 in Game 5 of the American League Divisional Series. The win means the Astros advance to the AL Championship Series, their third consecutive, to square off against the New York Yankees ...

October 11th 2019


Live updates: Rays-Astros Game 5 in Houston

Tampa Bay TimesNone of that matters if the Rays can't get Astros starter Gerrit Cole out of cruise control, as Fox analyst A.J. Pierzynski called it. Cole set the Rays down in order in the sixth, fanning Ji-Man Choi for his eighth strikeout. He's not as dominating as in Game 2.

October 11th 2019


Astros vs. Rays score: Live ALDS Game 5 updates, highlights, full coverage

CBSSports.comThe best-of-five ALDS is now a best-of-one ALDS. Game 5 at Minute Maid Park (GameTracker) is underway. The Houston Astros jumped out to a 4-1 lead over Tampa Bay Rays. Houston knocked in four runs on five hits off Rays starter Tyler Glasnow in the ...

October 11th 2019