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Punch it: Astros win wild card, lift off for ALDS

The Astros shut out the Yankees to win the wild-card game 3-0 in New York and advance to face the defending American League champion Kansas City Royals in the ALDS.


Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN: Baseball Tonight

Watch Baseball Tonight on ESPN2 and WatchESPN as it reviews the Astros' win in the American League Wild Card Game in New York, plus other news from around MLB.

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NY Atty. General questions DraftKings, FanDuel

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched an inquiry into DraftKings and FanDuel to look into possible advantages daily fantasy employees might have gained by exploiting data.

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Spratt: The breakout MLB defenders of 2015

Scott Spratt lays out the breakout defenders of 2015, one at each position in each league; it's a nice blend of young stars (including Kevin Kiermaier) and veterans (Francisco Cervelli).

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Stark: My World Series prediction

Our guy Jayson Stark doesn't have the best track record when it comes to predicting who will win the World Series. But this year is different. We promise!

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Kurkjian: Five NL wild-card questions

The NL wild-card game features an intriguing matchup: leading Cy Young Award candidate Jake Arrieta vs. the forgotten man, Gerrit Cole.

Arrieta confident in game plan (0:56)
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Who's this year's Madison Bumgarner?

Last year, San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner turned in one of the most dominant postseason pitching performances in MLB history. Who is most likely to be this year's MadBum? Our experts rank the contenders.

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It happened in October ...

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Power Rankings: Cards, Jays rule the roost

Will Cardinals-Blue Jays be this year's World Series matchup? If our final rankings of the season are any indication, that's what you could see come late October.

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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: 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.


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.


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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

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In the final analysis, the 2015 Yankees turned out to be just one game better than the 2014 Yankees, and that game turned out to be a harmless 3-0 loss in the one-game WC playoff to the Houston Astros. And in a disturbing parallel with last years team, this one was undone by their bats, or lack thereof.

Astros win wild-card game, face Royals in ALDS

On just three days rest, Dallas Keuchel tossed six shutout innings, and Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez homered to beat the Yankees in the AL wild card game 3-0. It's Houston's first postseason win since Game 6 of 2005 NLCS. Box score


Yankees down to final 3 outs

The Yankees trail the Astros 3-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth in the AL wild-card game. If New York can't come back, it'll have lost five straight postseason games (last win was Game 5 of 2012 ALDS), tying the longest losing streak in Yankees history. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN