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101-61, 1st in AL West
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Altuve, Correa shine at home

Astros sluggers José Altuve and Carlos Correa were a combined 4-for-8 in Friday's win over the Yankees. Altuve hit his fourth homer of the postseason, tied for the second-most in a single postseason in Astros history. He and Correa are hitting .500 at home this postseason and just .179 on the road.

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Verlander comes through in the clutch

Justin Verlander threw seven innings of shutout ball against the Yankees in Friday's Game 6, becoming the first Astros pitcher to win four games in a single postseason. The win was Verlander's third career scoreless start when facing elimination, tying John Smoltz for the most all-time.

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Verlander among playoff strikeout kings

With his 8-K outing in Friday night's Game 6 win for Houston, Justin Verlander moved past Randy Johnson for sixth-most career postseason strikeouts in MLB history.

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Springer's spectacular catch saves game (0:24)
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Astros' Keuchel available in relief for Game 7

Like the rest of the Houston Astros' pitchers, save Game 6 hero Justin Verlander, Dallas Keuchel will be available out of the bullpen for Saturday night's ALCS Game 7, with the Yankees also taking an all-hands-on-deck approach.

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Can Astros carry momentum into Game 7? (1:51)

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

When it comes to facing Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, it isn't as simple as throwing a good pitch. Just ask Yankees reliever David Robertson, who served up Altuve's eighth-inning home run in Game 6 of the ALCS. "I threw it exactly where I wanted to," Robertson said. "And he hit it out of the park."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Ex-Yankee Brian McCann's ground-rule double off Luis Severino started the scoring for the Astros in the fifth inning. “We were just waiting for one big hit," McCann said. And sure enough, Houston scored six more times after that, en route to a 7-1 win to force a Game 7 on Saturday night. "It was just nice to get a big hit," said McCann. "It didn't matter who it was. I came up in plenty of spots this postseason and didn't come through -- so to get that hit was big."

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Verlander, Astros force Game 7 (3:12)

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

After struggling to start the ALCS, Astros MVP candidate Jose Altuve came back in a big way in Game 6 -- even answering an Aaron Judge home run in the top of the eighth inning with one of his own in the bottom of the frame. Teammate Carlos Correa was hardly surprised. "[He's] the best hitter on the planet, and I think he had three days in New York without hitting -- whatever. I knew he was going to come back," the shortstop said. "He's the best hitter I've ever seen. He works really hard every single day and wants to be the best ever."

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Altuve says positive team attitude helped in Astros' win (3:03)
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Verlander, Astros beat Yankees 7-1 to force Game 7 in ALCS

Justin Verlander remained perfect with Houston, pitching seven shutout innings Friday night, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as the Astros extended the AL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7 with a 7-1 win over the New York Yankees.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The American League Championship will come down to Game 7 on Saturday night after the Astros beat the Yankees, 7-1, behind Justin Verlander's seven scoreless innings and an offense that finally got going in Game 6. The Yankees' Aaron Judge provided the Yankees' only run, an eighth inning solo homer, but he was matched by fellow MVP candidate, Jose Altuve, in the bottom half of the inning. In Game 7, the Yankees will have CC Sabathia starting, while the Astros will most likely go with Charlie Morton.

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Verlander comes up huge in Game 6 (0:42)
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Altuve provides insurance with solo shot (0:30)
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Springer robs Frazier with amazing grab (0:45)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Aaron Judge sent a pitch into orbit to the put the Yankees on the board against the Astros. With Justin Verlander out of the game, Judge took advantage of Astros reliever Brad Peacock in the eighth. It was Judge who led the Yankees as they overcame a four-run deficit in Game 4 with a seventh inning solo homer in the Bronx.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

In what will be a very memorable performance if the Astros go on to win Game 6, Houston's Justin Verlander pitched seven scoreless of five-hit, eight-strikeout and one-walk ball, He left the game prior to the eighth, leaving it to his bullpen to pick up the final six outs against the Yankees.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pumped-up Justin Verlander waits on the field for George Springer to run in after the top of the seventh inning. Springer's catch saved a few runs for the Astros. Verlander is at 99 pitches.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.1211th
Quality Starts67Tied-18th
WHIP1.278th
BAA.2406th
Runs8961st
Batting Average.2821st
On Base Percentage.3461st
Slugging Percentage.4781st