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Astros own the moment that passes Yankees by

Dallas Keuchel got the better of Alex Rodriguez in a pivotal sixth-inning showdown Tuesday night, Gordon Edes writes, and the Astros are moving on to face the Royals in the American League Division Series.

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NY Atty. General questions DraftKings, FanDuel

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Stark: My World Series prediction

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Kurkjian: Five NL wild-card questions

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Who's this year's Madison Bumgarner?

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It happened in October ...

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Power Rankings: Cards, Jays rule the roost

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Schoenfield: Ultimate October Blueprint

Congrats, your team is headed to the postseason. But does the style of play that got it there work under the bright lights of October? David Schoenfield examines the formula for playoff success.


Correa douses Olney in champagne

Buster Olney was all set to interview Astros rookie Carlos Correa after his team's wild-card win, but the SS decided Olney needed to be covered in champagne beforehand.


Colby Rasmus is celebrating accordingly

The LF hit his first postseason home run, he's covered in champagne and the Astros are headed to the ALDS. Looks like a good night.


Arrieta, Cole to meet in NL wild-card game

Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta has been lights-out since the All-Star break. Can he shut down Gerrit Cole and the Pirates in the NL wild-card game Wednesday?

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BBTN previews NL wild-card game

Said Eduardo Perez: "This is not so much [Jake] Arrieta as it is [Gerrit] Cole at home. He has to be able to stand his ground." And Karl Ravech added that Cole is "going to need a zero through six innings."


Where In The World Isn't SVP?

Did Scott Van Pelt pull double duty and attend the Yankees-Astros AL wild-card game before he hosted SportsCenter? It certainly looks that way.


What went wrong in New York?

Tim Kurkjian on SportsCenter: "The Yankees simply stopped hitting the last two weeks of the seasons. ... It's pretty clear here they have to go out and get a bat [this offseason]."


Correa: Astros confident heading to ALDS

Buster Olney thanks Carlos Correa for ruining his eyesight with champagne and proceeds to ask the Astros SS about Dallas Keuchel's performance. "Oh, he was outstanding," Correa said. "Lights out."


Astros blank Yankees in wild-card game

The Astros hit two solo home runs, and Dallas Keuchel struck out seven over six scoreless innings en route to a 3-0 win over the Yankees. Houston will face Kansas City in the ALDS beginning Thursday.


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Baseball is a young man's game..tonight the Astros made the Yankees look old Houston 26.6 yrs old NYY 31.2 yrs old Oldest and youngest in AL

Springer on beating Yanks: 'It's awesome'

Said Astros RF George Springer after advancing to the ALDS to face the Royals: "This doesn't get any better. ... I'm happy right now."


Keuchel: I didn't think we'd play that well

Said Astros starter Dallas Keuchel: "I thought [the Astros] were going to play a little bit better than average, but to come to Yankee Stadium and play that well was really remarkable."


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This is starting to become a habit for the Astros.

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Dallas Keuchel becomes just 3rd 20-game winner since '61 to make postseason debut by beating #Yankees in Bronx. Joins Mark Mulder & Joey Jay