For the Yankees, Good Is Not Good Enough in the Age of the Astros

The New York TimesHOUSTON — It happened so gradually that it was easy to miss. But when Jose Altuve's searing drive crashed off the facade above left field here late Saturday night, it was finally official: The mighty Yankees, the most successful team in baseball history, have ...

October 20th 2019


Yankees' Season Blows Up With Starting Pitcher Void Never Filled

Sports IllustratedHOUSTON — Twenty minutes after José Altuve hit the walk-off home run that sent the Astros to the World Series and the Yankees back to the Bronx, Minute Maid Park continued to roar. The field echoed with cheers as Altuve accepted the ALCS MVP trophy.

October 20th 2019


MLB playoffs: Adam Ottavino's disastrous postseason has turned Yankees' bullpen into a liability

CBSSports.comNEW YORK -- The Yankees came into the postseason hoping to ride their vaunted bullpen to the World Series. Their starters don't pitch particularly deep into games, but their bullpen, thanks to built-in off-days, would help carry the load. That was the plan.

October 18th 2019


Yankees' Star-Studded Bullpen Has Team on Brink of Collapse

Sports IllustratedNEW YORK — Houston shortstop Carlos Correa made sure to study the videotape after Yankees reliever Chad Green whiffed him on a high fastball in American League Championship Series Game 2 on Sunday. “I looked at it and his fastball has 23 inches of ...

October 18th 2019


Yankees vs. Astros odds, line: 2019 ALCS Game 5 picks, predictions from advanced model

CBSSports.comThe Houston Astros look to finish off the New York Yankees when they meet in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Friday. The Astros (107-55) took a commanding 3-1 series lead with an 8-3 victory over the Yankees (103-59) in Game 4.

October 18th 2019


Mother Nature deals a body blow to the Yankees' World Series hopes

USA TODAYNEW YORK -- If the New York Yankees don't have enough problems with the Houston Astros, they took a body blow Wednesday from Mother Nature, and suddenly are in real trouble. The Yankees, down 2 games to 1 in the American League Championship ...

October 16th 2019


For Yankees, Rainout Complicates the ALCS Pitching Plan

The New York Times (blog)With heavy rain falling in New York on Wednesday afternoon and more expected at night, Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Yankees and Houston Astros was postponed a day, until 8 p.m. on Thursday. Game 5, originally ...

October 16th 2019


MLB Playoffs: Astros' Josh Reddick calls Yankees fans disrespectful after ALCS Game 3 in New York

CBSSports.comHouston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick told reporters fans at Yankee Stadium threw objects on the field during the team's Game 3 AL Championship Series win Tuesday night. Reddick described fans throwing water bottles, baseballs and other objects onto ...

October 16th 2019


Yankees will be haunted by failure to knock out Astros ace Gerrit Cole in ALCS Game 3

USA TODAYThe New York Yankees were bidding to not only become the first team in five months to beat Cole, but perhaps even knock him out in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. By the end of the night, they were the ones screaming in sheer anguish, letting Cole ...

October 16th 2019


An Astros Ace Imposes His Will on the Yankees

The New York TimesSo I sat to watch the Astros' ace of aces, Gerrit Cole, take on the Yankees, and their fearsome, stuffed to the gills power lineup on Tuesday in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. For an inning it appeared Cole's day would end early.

October 16th 2019


An Astros Ace Imposes His Will on a Potent Yankees Offense

The New York Times (blog)Let me confess bias. I adore watching a dominant ace, one of those pitchers who in the flower of his power and guile imposes his will on a powerful adversary. So I sat to watch the Astros' ace of aces, Gerrit Cole, take on the Yankees, and their fearsome, ...

October 16th 2019


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


Yankees vs. Astros: ALCS Game 2 TV Schedule, Pick and Ticket Info

Bleacher ReportThe Houston Astros turn to Justin Verlander in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series in an attempt to avoid the same fate St. Louis suffered in the National League Championship Series. Just like the St. Louis Cardinals, the Astros lost their ...

October 13th 2019


Yankees vs. Astros: Six things to know as New York hands Houston rare home loss in ALCS Game 1

CBSSports.comOn Saturday, the New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros, 7-0 in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. The Yankees are out to a 1-0 series lead with. They'll play Game 2 in Houston before heading to the Bronx for Games 3, 4 and 5.

October 13th 2019


Yankees vs. Astros score: Bronx Bombers go deep three times, pull away from Houston in ALCS Game 1

CBSSports.comThe New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros 7-0 on Saturday in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. The Yankees take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Yankees were fueled by a big Game 1s from Gleyber Torres and ...

October 13th 2019


Yankees Lead Astros 1-0 in Game 1: Live Score and Updates

The New York TimesAs far back as May, when it became clear that the Yankees and the Houston Astros were the two best teams in the American League, anything less than an epic encounter for a World Series berth would have been a disappointment. Adding to the enticing ...

October 13th 2019


Yankees vs. Astros score: Live ALCS Game 1 updates, highlights, full coverage

CBSSports.comThe Houston Astros host the New York Yankees for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night (NYY-HOU GameTracker). The 2019 ALCS is a rematch of the 2017 series, which Houston won in seven games ...

October 13th 2019


AL Championship Series at a glance: Yankees vs. Astros

The San Diego Union-TribuneSaturday: Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka (11-9, 4.45) at Astros RHP Zack Greinke (18-5, 2.93), 5:08 p.m.; Sunday: Yankees LHP James Paxton (15-6, 3.82) at Astros RHP Justin Verlander (21-6, 2.58), 5:08 p.m.; Tuesday: Astros RHP Gerrit Cole (20-5, 2.50) ...

October 12th 2019


Yankees vs. Astros: Five bold ALCS predictions, including a Yankee breakout and thrilling Game 7

CBSSports.comThe 2019 Division Series has officially come and gone, which means the quest for the Commissioner's Trophy is trimmed to four teams. Many fans have anticipated an Astros-Yankees ALCS matchup since Opening Day. And that is exactly what the baseball ...

October 12th 2019


ALCS preview: Astros vs. Yankees is the marquee matchup of the postseason

USA TODAYHOUSTON — Welcome to the marquee matchup of the postseason. Houston Astros vs. the New York Yankees. The series America has been craving starts Saturday at 8:08 p.m. ET at Minute Maid Park in Houston. These two teams combined for 210 victories ...

October 12th 2019