- Toronto, Ontario
|3rd||J Bautista homered to center (421 feet).||0||1|
|4th||J Reyes doubled to right, M Izturis and J Arencibia scored.||0||3|
|4th||J Bautista singled to center, J Reyes scored.||0||4|
Although it appeared the Astros were in control the entire game, there were several pivotal plays that could have swung momentum to the Yankees.
Astros use their offense and strong defense to take down the Yankees in Game 7 of the ALCS to send them to Los Angeles for the World Series.
A year after he was purged from New York, the veteran Astros catcher delivered a rally-starting hit in Game 6 and a backbreaking blow in Game 7.
He was the Home Run Derby champ. He'll be the Rookie of the Year. But he won't win a ring. Said the Baby Bomber: "I'm not satisfied with that."
The Astros' roster might have been assembled with a healthy dose of new-age analytics, but there's no underestimating the importance of tenacity and togetherness in their run through October.
Joe Girardi, whose four-year, $16 million contract is up at the end of the season, is uncertain if he will be back as Yankees manager in 2018 but said "I love what I do" and that he would consult with his family before making any decision.