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Astros beat Red Sox 5-4 in Game 4 advance to ALCS

The 28-year-old said he learned from that experience and other important games he has pitched in since then. If they topple the mighty pinstripe, vintage-ring-wearing Yankees... the first D.Rose alley-oop pass to LBJ, we experience in MSG was dedicated to you.

He was 0 for 3 with a walk and a run scored in the first two games of the ALDS. "We believe in our entire team, and it took out entire team to win that game". After scuffling toward the end of the season, Dellin Betances looked dominant in the eighth inning, striking out all three batters he faced. My biggest concern is to win a game [Sunday].

The Yankees again dealt with shortcomings on the mound.

Josh Tomlin was penciled in as the Game 4 starter, but Francona will have to rethink that because he had to call on Tomlin to pitch the final two innings October 6 to earn the win.

There were early indications Kluber wasn't going to have an easy time.

"For all his stuff, he lacks consistency and a killer instinct", Baseball America wrote of Carrasco in 2009. "I take (Chapman's) word for it that it was an accident, and you move forward". "It's just about learn from today, regroup and get ready for tomorrow". Girardi was forced to decide on the challenge within 30 seconds, and decided against it.

On Thursday night, he carved up the Yankees.

Bauer also kept his composure.

He struck out Judge in the first watching a curveball. "That type of strike zone helped him out".

The Indians want to finish off the Yankees by winning Game 3 of the ALDS, so manager Terry Francona is calling on the Muhammad Ali of his pitching staff to deliver the knockout punch.

Unfortunately, his good fortune didn't last very long as a fourth-inning walk to Edwin Encarnacion was followed by a Jay Bruce moon shot.

"I think you can second-guess yourself", Girardi said.

"I don't know if remarkably better is a good way to say it, but he's pretty close", Francona said (via Cleveland.com ). Game 3 will be played Sunday in NY, with the Yankees now facing a must-win situation after coughing up the lead over the final four innings. He was a perennial top-10 prospect in the Philadelphia system after signing for a $300,000 bonus out of his native Venezuela in 2003, but the results didn't quite match the physical gifts, and he was tagged with a label that came to define him in his formative years.

Down 2-0 in the series, the Yankees must adopt an us-against-the-world mentality.

The decision to not challenge Lonnie Chisenhall being hit by a pitch came back to haunt the Yankees. "We'll go out and try to win one game", he said. "He stepped up for the Indians. He has just fit right in and played against righties and lefties and did a terrific job".

More over, the rhythm argument fails right there on its face. "I think we even have a good chance of taking to home", said Yankees fan Alan Tabbanella.

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