The Astros' starter hasn't allowed a run in 16 innings against New York this season, but look at why there might be reason for concern.
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Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith discuss Monday night's controversial win for the Seattle Seahawks, Joe Philbin's firing, Charlie Strong's hot seat, CC Sabathia's entrance to rehab and more.
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The Yankees have decided to take a designated base stealer and a third catcher into Tuesday night's wild-card game against the Houston Astros.
Two teams that most thought had little (Yankees) or no (Astros) chance to make the playoffs when the season began meet Tuesday night in the Bronx. Time to break down the AL wild-card game.
Can Cy Young contender Dallas Keuchel thrive on short rest? Is Masahiro Tanaka ready to tame the homer-happy Astros? Which struggling bullpen can get it together in time? The answers will determine which side advances to the ALDS.
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Our experts would take the Astros if this was a long series, but in a one-game, winner-take-all setting, the bullpens could dominate a low-scoring game. Betting strategy (Insider)
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Something to watch for if the wild card game is close. The Yankees have put Rico Noel on their roster to be a base stealer late in games. He was 5-for-7 stealing bases this season. He only batted twice in his 15 games in the majors.
Buster Olney lays out his voting for the six major awards and previews the AL wild-card game, noting the Yankees have tough lineup decisions to make.
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Back in the playoffs after a two-year absence, the Yankees of 2015 bear little resemblance to postseason teams of the franchise's recent past.
ESPN Chalk's Vegas experts give their best bets for the AL wild-card game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees.
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