10/6/2015 | Mendoza makes TV history in AL Wild Card
Jessica Mendoza made baseball and broadcasting history on Tuesday night. And once again, she was focused more on the work at hand than the ground she broke.
10/6/2015 | Hinch stays with ace to retire A-Rod in big spot
As Astros manager A.J. Hinch walked to the mound, his heart raced. "That's probably the most adrenaline I've had in my short managerial career," he said later after a 3-0 win over the Yankees on Tuesday night.
10/6/2015 | Castro's framing picture-perfect for Keuchel
On short rest for the first time in his career, Astros ace Dallas Keuchel needed support. Run support, yes, but perhaps more importantly framing support behind the plate if his command suffered due to the extenuating circumstances surrounding his start.
10/6/2015 | Connecticut native Springer savors win in NY
George Springer grew up in Connecticut as a fan of the Red Sox, which means he was predisposed to rooting against the Yankees.
10/6/2015 | Oct. 6 A.J. Hinch postgame interview
A.J. Hinch meets the media after the American League Wild Card Game.
10/6/2015 | Dallas, Houston KO Yankees
Dallas Keuchel continued his season-long mastery of the Yankees with six more scoreless innings, Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez homered off Masahiro Tanaka, and the Astros advanced to the American League Division Series with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
10/6/2015 | Keuchel dazzles; Yanks exit stage lefty
Joe Niekro, Mike Scott and Roy Oswalt have some company. Lefty Dallas Keuchel joined the group of Astros pitchers to throw gems in clinching situations when he held the Yankees scoreless for six innings during a 3-0 win in the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
10/6/2015 | Running wild: Gomez makes presence felt
Carlos Gomez announced his return to the lineup in grand fashion. Gomez, starting for just the second time since Sept. 12 because of a mild oblique strain, led off the fourth inning with a homer off Masahiro Tanaka to help the Astros beat the Yankees, 3-0, in Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser at Yankee Stadium.
10/6/2015 | Lineups for AL Wild Card Game
The lineups for Tuesday's game between the Astros and Yankees contain a couple of surprises.
10/6/2015 | Astros announce roster for Wild Card Game
The Astros have set their 25-man roster for Tuesday night's game against the Yankees, and it features nine pitchers, two catchers, eight infielders and six outfielders.
10/6/2015 | Statcast of characters in AL Wild Card Game
Though it may not be difficult to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of each of this year's postseason clubs, Statcast provides the ability to do so unlike ever before. While both the Astros and Yankees leaned heavily on the home run ball, the AL Wild Card Game likely won't be a simple slugfest.
10/5/2015 | 5 short-rest lessons for Keuchel to live by
As Dallas Keuchel prepares to make his first career start on short rest, here's a look at five lessons to be learned from the previous pitchers who have tackled the challenge during the Wild Card era.
10/5/2015 | Astros' Core Four ready for postseason debut
Jason Castro had played in 400 games prior to this season with the Astros, experiencing winning only 149 times. That doesn't even include the 2011 season, which he lost completely after tearing up his knee during Spring Training and subsequent season-ending surgery.
10/5/2015 | Astros' run game will be key against Tanaka
Here's the setup: tonight's American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser is now in the later innings and it's a taut, low-scoring contest. Masahiro Tanaka is still on the mound for the Yankees, but gives up a one-out single to Astros second baseman Jose Altuve.
10/5/2015 | Gomez plans to play in Wild Card Game
Astros center fielder Carlos Gomez said Monday he plans to start tonight's Wild Card game against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
10/5/2015 | Correa proud of his roots in Puerto Rico
Those who saw the talent early on in Carlos Correa as a young player coming up in Puerto Rico wanted him to move to the United States so he would have a better chance at getting drafted. Correa wanted none of it. He's extremely proud of his roots and wanted to show everyone stardom can be reached from the island.
10/5/2015 | Oct. 5 A.J. Hinch workout day interview
Workout day interview with Astros manager A.J. Hinch.
10/5/2015 | Division Series start times set through Sunday
Major League Baseball on Monday announced the start times for Division Series games through Sunday. FS1 and MLB Network will exclusively televise all American League Division Series games, while TBS will exclusively telecast all National League Division Series games. All postseason games will be telecast in Canada by Sportsnet.
10/5/2015 | Constructing a winner: Astros
Here's a look at how the Houston Astros used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.
10/4/2015 | AL Wild Card position-by-position: Astros-Yanks
It took every out of all 162 games, but we finally have a matchup and a venue for the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser.
10/4/2015 | Altuve reaches 200-hits mark
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve singled to right field in the ninth inning on Sunday against the D-backs to become the first Astros player in history to have multiple 200-hit seasons. He finished with a .313 average, third in the AL batting race while leading the league in hits.
10/4/2015 | 5 things that changed the season for Astros
The Astros crashed baseball's postseason party, winning 86 games and clinching the second American League Wild Card berth on the final day of the regular season Sunday. No one expected them to contend for a playoff spot, much less reach the postseason for the first time in 10 years.
10/4/2015 | Astros, Yanks turn to aces in Wild Card Game
Postseason baseball returns to the Bronx after a two-year absence Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET when the Yankees host the Astros in the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on ESPN.
10/4/2015 | Keuchel, Altuve key to Astros' postseason return
Though the results of the Astros' storybook 2015 season were unforeseen, the production the postseason-bound bunch got from its two leaders, Dallas Keuchel and Jose Altuve, was not.
10/4/2015 | Astros celebrate return to postseason
The Astros are back in the postseason for the first time in a decade. Despite losing their season finale against the D-backs, 5-3, on Sunday at Chase Field, the Astros secured a Wild Card berth after the Rangers beat the Angels to win the AL West crown. That eliminated the Angels, who finished one game behind Houston.
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