Yankees fall one game short of a trip to the World Series


The Yankees fell one game short of a trip to the World Series after they lost to the Astros 4-0 in Game 7 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros on Saturday.

They had two opportunities to win the series, but dropped the final two games. The Yankees were great this year, better than anyone expected, and this was easily the best non-championship team since at least 2001.

It’s hard to be down, though, after the emergence of a core group that includes Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino and Greg Bird. Next year, the Yankees add Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar and Chance Adams to that list. The future is bright.

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Perfect at home: Yankees take series lead behind Tanaka gem

The Yankees have won three in a row, all at home, to go up 3-2 in the ALCS after a 5-0 win against the Houston Astros Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Masahiro Tanaka: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K. Tommy Kahnle scoreless over the final two.¬†Offensively — it was the young core again — Greg Bird, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius all had RBIs. The Gary hit a solo shot in the 7th.

The Yankees are one win away from the World Series!

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Yankees tie the series at 2-2 behind late rally


The Yankees overcame a 4-0 deficit (thanks for nothing Starlin Castro) to beat the Astros 6-4 at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night to tie the ALCS at 2-2.

Aaron Judge is the hero in this game for his 7th inning homer and game-tying double in the 8th. Gary Sanchez also drove in three and Sonny Gray held the Astros to just one earned run on one hit in five innings. Shutout also to Chad Green for doing Chad Green things.

What a game, what a team. This was very typical of the 2017 Yankees. Now they just gotta win two of the next three.

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Yankees finally strike back at Astros but still trail ALCS 2-1

After running into the buzz saw that was Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander, the Yankees finally won a game thanks to the ugly swing of Todd Frazier and the resurgence of CC Sabathia. Even Aaron Judge woke up a bit (his glove never fell asleep, thankfully).

Sonny Gray goes tonight against Lance McCullers Jr., a game I consider a must-win as they must face both Keuchel and Verlander again.

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