Astros starting Keuchel in Game 1, Verlander in Game 2

The Yankees are built for the future thanks to young stars like Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez

"Just because it's the Yankees you kind of get a little more amped and a little more jittery because it is the pinstripes and such a storied organization", Keuchel said.

Luis Severino will be New York's starter for Game 2 on Saturday, while on Monday in New York CC Sabathia will get the nod for the Yankees followed by Sonny Gray taking the mound in Game 4. Keuchel is 4-2 with a 1.41 ERA in six career starts against the Bombers - and that doesn't include the lefty's six scoreless innings in the 2015 wild-card playoff game at Yankee Stadium, a start that he calls "one of the most magical times that I'll have in my career".

"There's so many young guys on this team that maybe they don't realize they are supposed to lose", Singleton said. I think when you look at them it's a complete lineup throughout.

The ALCS is going to be close, but if the Astros can start strong behind Keuchel and Verlander, they could be able to take one game from Yankee Stadium and come home with a chance to clinch a World Series berth in Game 6.

If the Yankees win: They will steal away home-field advantage and make life much easier than it was in the division series.

He had one hit and 16 strikeouts against the Indians.




Jose Altuve just hit his second home run. They know what pitch they're looking for, and, when the see it, they swing. Judge can be incredibly hot, but right now he is incredibly cold. On the road, the Astros defeated the Yankees, 3-0.

This was all part of a master plan for the Astros, mixing the young players they got when things weren't going well, with veterans like Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann, Reddick, and the ultimate in "go-for-it" gets, Justin Verlander.

The Houston Astros are playing in this year's ALCS game with the New York Yankees on Friday in Houston.

The Yankees threw 4,826 pitches 95 miles per hour or higher, the most in the AL.

"We are showing what New Mexico players can do out there in the big leagues", said Houston closing pitcher Ken Giles.

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