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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Astros haven't named a Game 4 starter. Earlier, today, manager A.J. Hinch said he has "mapped out like 100 scenarios." Wonder if Dallas Keuchel is one of them? Keuchel has never pitched on three days' rest in his career, but starting him in Game 4 would also line him up for a possible Game 7.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Astros have been held to two runs or fewer in three consecutive games only once all season -- and never by the same team. It happened on Sept. 10-13 against the A's and Angels. Through 22 innings in this ALCS, Astros have scored a grand total of four runs.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Judge conecta su ‪primer jonrón desde el partido por el comodín contra Minnesota, ampliando la ventaja de los Yankees a 8-0 en la 4ta entrada. "El Juez" había conectado sólo 4 hits en 31 turnos (.129)‬ con 20 ponches y sólo 4 carreras remolcadas en sus 8 partidos de postemporada previo al de esta noche.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Aaron Judge nailed a three-run homer and it is a blowout in the Bronx. Judge's ball just cleared the left field wall in the fourth inning. Paired with his top of the fourth catch when he slammed into the right field wall, Judge is answering Jose Altuve in the mano-a-mano MVP battle.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The chants of, "M-V-P! M-V-P! M-V-P!" echoed through Yankee Stadium after Aaron Judge veered toward the warning track, leaped and made a catch, while slamming hard against the right field wall. Judge stayed in the game after making the play on the Yuli Gurriel fourth inning drive.

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Aaron Judge has now struck out 20 times this postseason. That's already the most all-time before the World Series. Reggie Sanders (1995) and Austin Jackson (2011) each previously held the record with 19.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankee Stadium crowd is rocking as Todd Frazier went the other way off of the Astros' Charlie Morton in the second, just sneaking a three-run homer over the right field wall. It was Frazier's first career postseason homer and the third baseman with the big personality enjoyed every moment as he went around the bases.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

The Astros struck out less than any team in baseball this season, but CC Sabathia has fanned four of the first seven batters through two innings. Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa down swinging, Marwin Gonzalez looking.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

The ALCS returns to the Bronx for the first time since 2012. The Astros lead the Yankees 2-0 in the series — with Game 3 set to begin momentarily. CC Sabathia will be on the hill for the home team, facing Houston starter Charlie Morton.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi was booed prior to Game 3 of the ALDS after his poor management of Game 2 in Cleveland. Now, after the Yankees' stormed back in the ALDS, Girardi received cheers as he was introduced before Game 3 of the ALCS with his team once again down 2-0 in a series.

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NFL Panic Meter: Giants

Yes, Big Blue delivered a great win Sunday night. But the Giants are still devastated by injury and have a tough remaining schedule.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks' final roster released by the NBA lists Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Jarrett Jack as inactive, though it can be updated prior to Thursday's opener.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

One day after he interviewed with Red Sox and one day before he meets Mets, praise keeps rolling in for Astros bench coach Alex Cora. "The guy is always bringing something to the table for the younger guys, which is great," Astros DH Carlos Beltran said. "He has good communication with the guys. He's always in the clubhouse getting to know the players, getting to know which buttons he could push on each player to make them go out there and play the game hard."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Jalin Marshall cleared waivers and signed with the Jets' practice squad.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh McCown lamented the Jets' final play of the game, fourth-and-16 from the New England 49. He threw deep for Jeremy Kerley, not seeing Travaris Cadet WIDE open at the 30. "You're right, he was there," McCown said. "I pulled my eyes up and was looking downfield more, and I'm with you, I wish I could have thrown him the ball, but that's part of the game." They would've been able to spike the ball, then take a shot at the end zone for a potential game-tying TD.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Before Game 2 of the ALCS in Houston, we got the rare opportunity to ride the iconic train that runs above left field at Minute Maid Park. Well, there's a pretty iconic train that runs beyond right field at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. It's called the 4.

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Lineups for HOU at NYY

The Astros start Evan Gattis at catcher and Cameron Maybin in left field, with Marwin Gonzalez moving to first base and Yuli Gurriel to DH. Alex Bregman and Josh Reddick flip-flop in the batting order from Game 2. The Yankees' lineup remains the same as on Saturday.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Explaining the decision to cut WR Jalin Marshall, Jets coach Todd Bowles said they needed a backup slot corner against the Patriots. That's why they signed CB Xavier Coleman from the practice squad. He backed up Buster Skrine. Darryl Roberts and Juston Burris are perimeter cornerbacks. So was Marcus Williams, who was cut last week. To make room for Coleman, they cut Marshall because he was an "extra receiver," per Bowles. He didn't rule out re-signing him at some point.

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