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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

El venezolano José Altuve ha conectado 5 cuadrangulares con los Astros de Houston en postemporada, la segunda mayor cantidad en la historia de la franquicia después de los 8 de Carlos Beltrán en 2004.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Charlie Morton got into trouble in the fifth inning and escaped thanks to a tremendous play by third baseman Alex Bergman and Brian McCann, who combined on a tag play to nail Greg Bird at home plate. Bregman continues to show impressive poise on the big stage for a rookie. The Astros carried a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth and extended it to 2-0 on Jose Altuve's opposite field run run off Tommy Kahnle. It's now 2-0 Houston.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Altuve with an ALCS MVP-worthy bat flip as he reaches first base after hitting a line-drive solo homer into the right-field seats here in the fifth inning against Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Tommy Kahnle saved CC Sabathia in the fourth. Sabathia handed the ball to Kahnle with two men on and one out. Kahnle induced the Astros' George Springer to hit into a 6-4-3 double play. Sabathia struggled, but only only allowed an Evan Gattis homer before being pulled.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Great job by Tommy Kahnle to not only get out of the jam, but doing it with a double play on one pitch. He's now thrown 10.2 scoreless innings this postseason and could easily take the Yankees through the sixth. That maybe leaves David Robertson for the seventh and then Aroldis Chapman. In other words: The Astros may need to throw a shutout to win this game.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

The Astros strike first, as Evan Gattis belts a CC Sabathia pitch off the facade of the train station in left field at Minute Maid Park for a solo home run in the fourth inning.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

In reviewing Charlie Morton's rough Game 3 starts vs. both Red Sox and Yankees, Astros manager A.J. Hinch concluded he was "one of the unluckiest pitchers in postseason," giving up runs despite not being hit hard. Morton has been terrific here so far, allowing one hit through four scoreless innings. Most importantly, he has kept the relievers in the Astros' shaky bullpen from moving a muscle.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Aaron Judge saved the first run of ALCS Game 7 from scoring, by racing to the right field wall, leaping and stealing what appeared to be a solo homer from the Astros' Yuli Gurriel in the second. Judge's glove went over the wall as he made the catch and he did an incredible job of hanging on to the ball.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The fascinating aspect of Game 7 will be how A.J. Hinch navigates through 27 outs when he's lost trust in most of his bullpen. Charlie Morton has been great the first time through the order this season, but then tails off, so he's unlikely to go deep. That likely means multiple innings from Dallas Keuchel and then ... who? Brad Peacock? Ken Giles? Or will we even see Justin Verlander trying to close it out in the ninth inning?

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodger Stadium team store will get more World Series merchandise tomorrow. They have other stores in Hollywood and Universal City.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Game 1 of the World Series is at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday against the Yankees or Astros.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said it would be "a dream scenario" if Justin Verlander was available out of the bullpen in Game 7, "but that's a lot to ask of him." Hinch will check with Verlander before the game to determine his status. Lance McCullers, on three days' rest, could be the Astros' first option behind starter Charlie Morton.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Vía Yankees: Alineación contra los Astros para el séptimo juego de la Serie de Campeonato. Los Yankees ganaron el quinto partido de la Serie Divisional con CC Sabathia en la lomita. Si ganan el juego de esta noche, Sabathia sería el séptimo lanzador en la historia en ser el abridor en dos partidos de eliminación de su equipo en la misma postemporada.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi sounded as if he would go to Tommy Kahnle as his first reliever out of the year pen in place of starter CC Sabathia. If everything went according to plan for Girardi he would likely used David Robertson and then closer Aroldis Chapman.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Vía Astros: Alineación contra los Yankees para el séptimo juego de la Serie de Campeonato. En los primeros 6 juegos, el equipo dueño de casa ha salido ganador. En cuatro ocasiones anteriores en la historia de las Grandes Ligas, el equipo dueño de casa ha ganado todos los juegos en su propio parque en una serie de siete partidos.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Cora is going through his typical pregame routine, hitting grounders to Astros infielders before ALCS Game 7. He remains the frontrunner to be the next Red Sox manager, though nothing will be finalized until after the series is over. After tonight, the Astros will either move on to the World Series or head home.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

A new shipment of Dodgers World Series shirts has arrived at Dodger Stadium. They can't restock the racks fast enough.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

My brother is standing next to Top Deck 3, Row A, Seat 1 at Dodger Stadium. That seat is selling for $1,620 on StubHub for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

There's a limited amount of these World Series clubhouse hats selling for $28 at the Dodger Stadium team store.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

It's the calm before the storm here at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Game 7 of the ALCS between the Astros and Yankees is just a few hours away. Tonight, Charlie Morton will be on the mound for the home team, with CC Sabathia taking the hill for New York. Only one team is headed to Hollywood for the World Series, which starts Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

For the second straight day the Dodger Stadium team store has sold out of these fitted World Series hats selling for $44.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

It is packed at the Dodger Stadium team store. There's a line wrapping around the aisles to pay for merchandise.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Source confirms USA Today report that the Cubs will not exercise option on pitching coach Chris Bosio. As they begin the search for a new one, there are several intriguing candidates including former Rays coach Jim Hickey who worked with Joe Maddon in Tampa Bay. Former Red Sox pitching coach and manager John Farrell is currently unemployed while veteran pitching coach Mike Maddux -- brother of former Cub Greg Maddux -- would be interested, according to a source.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

A reliever who will likely prove very important in tonight's ALCS Game 7 is the Yankees' Tommy Kahnle. With CC Sabathia likely to go six innings at most and with Chad Green unavailable, the Yankees will need to find a way to get the ball to closer Aroldis Chapman. David Robertson has been used so much, it is unclear how effective he can be, while four-time All-Star Dellin Betances still isn't fully right. That leaves Kahnle as an important player tonight. Kahnle has thrown 10 scoreless postseason innings.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

The Cubs' decision to can pitching coach Chris Bosio is a reminder he wasn't originally a Joe Maddon pick, coming in with Dale Sveum. Bosio should turn up somewhere else quickly, but with Mike Maddux also a coaching free agent, could we see a Maddux return to Wrigley?