WHAT IT MEANS: It is the final game of the careers of Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte. The Astros held a final ceremony for Rivera featuring none other than Pettitte's old buddy, Roger Clemens, and Joe Torre. As expected, Rivera didn't appear in the game.
WILL JOE GO? Joe Girardi said he is unsure whether he will be back in 2014 to manage the Yankees.
56: The Yankees finished the season using a franchise-record 56 players.
THE GAME: David Huff started and threw five innings of one-run ball. Huff will be in the mix for a relief job or maybe a fifth-starter spot. In the eighth inning, Eduardo Nunez doubled and was driven home by Granderson.
In top of the ninth, David Adams hit a two-out triple. That inspired a huge "Let's go Yankees!" chant from the fans here. They had come to see Rivera for a final time but were left just hoping for a victory. Brendan Ryan struck out.
In relief, Dellin Betances, who may be in next year's bullpen, threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out four.
ON DECK: We will have all the news from the postgame. Plus, Ian O'Connor's column that includes some interesting comments from Derek Jeter.