Astros starting Keuchel in Game 1, Verlander in Game 2

Astros starting Keuchel in Game 1, Verlander in Game 2

The Houston Astros are playing in this year's ALCS game with the New York Yankees on Friday in Houston.

In Game 5, the Yankees again did something that might have seemed impossible at an earlier point in the game's evolution: Their hitters struck out 16 times in a 5-2 win - making them the first team in history to win a nine-inning postseason game in which they whiffed that many times. "So I have all the confidence in the world". That made him 3-0 with a 2.29 ERA in four postseason appearances with three starts. He got a win as a starter and one in relief against Boston, giving up three runs in 8 2/3 innings.

"Dallas Keuchel has been remarkable as an Astro, he's been remarkable in my three years here", Hinch said.

Keuchel is 4-2 with a 1.41 ERA in six career starts against the Bombers - and that doesn't include the lefty's six scoreless innings in the 2015 wild-card playoff game at Yankee Stadium, a start that he calls "one of the most magical times that I'll have in my career". "He's very professional and he likes to pitch and we like to play behind him".


500 average, 4 AB, 3 runs, 2 hits, 1 HR, 1 RBIs, 0 BB, 1 K.

Skipper Girardi said that Tanaka has had a few really strong starts, as his last two were outstanding. "And there's a lot of times that he really gets on a roll and he puts a bunch of them together and we're going to need a good one from him tomorrow".

Thanks in part to Altuve, the Astros wielded Major League Baseball's most prolific offense during the regular season. Gonzalez only hit.200 in the ALDS, but he'll get more pitches to hit than those further up the lineup and a clutch hit or two could turn the tide of the series. But Judge has had a tough time, going just 1 for 20 with 16 strikeouts in the five-game win over Cleveland. It will be a challenge for the 25-year-old MVP co-favorite to rediscover his swing in such a short amount of time. "But I think it's just a coincidence that my command and location have been better than what it usually is against them".

The Astros will send Justin Verlander to the mound in Game 2. the six-time All-Star has been near-perfect since joining Houston from the Tigers moments before the August 31 waiver-trade deadline. Left-hander CC Sabathia will start Game 3 when the series moves to NY, and right-hander Sonny Gray will pitch Game 4. Houston's hasn't announced its rotation past Saturday.

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