New York Teams

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.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis has hit his first seven attempts tonight - abusing John Leuer and Stanley Johnson. He's scored in the post and has hit two threes, helping the Knicks build an -18-point lead.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis has flashed strong moves with his back to the basket. He generated eight of his 11 points out of the post in the first quarter and has hit his first four shots. He and Enes Kanter have dominated Detroit inside early on.

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.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Enes Kanter picks up two fouls after a strong first seven minutes (8 points, 5 rebounds) and Jeff Hornacek goes with Kyle O'Quinn again as his first big off the bench over Willy Hernangomez. Hornacek has said he'd like Hernangomez to improve on defense.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanley Johnson defending Kristaps Porzingis in the post is a matchup the Knicks should exploit.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Same starting lineup for the Knicks tonight: Ramon Sessions, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee, Kristaps Porzingis and Enes Kanter.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Predicting the Jets' inactives for tomorrow: RB Travaris Cadet, TE Jordan Leggett, QB Christian Hackenberg, LB Obum Gwacham, CB Derrick Jones, LB Freddie Bishop and C Jonotthan Harrison. The big question is DE Mo Wilkerson (toe, shoulder), who is questionable. The hunch is he'll play. If they felt otherwise, they could've promoted a defensive lineman from the practice squad. They didn't. If Wilkerson doesn't play, they'd be down to five linemen in forecasted 87-degree heat. Not ideal.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek sounded hopeful that Frank Ntilikina (ankle) will be available against Boston on Tuesday but it's too early to tell.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said Frank Ntilikina's side-to-side movement was limited due to his ankle sprain, so it was decided that he'd sit.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley (ankle) will be available. Jarrett Jack will be active with Frank Ntilikina out.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina (sprained ankle) will not play tonight.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It looks Frank Ntilikina's massive Nike billboard outside of Madison Square Garden is complete:

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.

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Dos palabras mágicas en SCLA: Séptimo juego

Después de seis partidos en que las emociones tuvieron el sube y baja de una montaña rusa, el viaje en la serie de campeonato de la Liga Americana llega a su final para uno de los dos contendientes.

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Sabathia, Morton take the hill in Game 7

Saturday's Game 7 features a pitching rematch from Game 3 of the ALCS. CC Sabathia has been dominant during this postseason. Charlie Morton, on the other hand, posts some not-so-great numbers, mainly due to his performance in Game 3, in which he allowed seven earned runs in 3 2/3 innings in the Astros' loss to the Yankees.

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Lineups for NYY at HOU

Josh Reddick, hitless in 21 at-bats during the ALCS, moves from No. 2 to No. 9 in the Astros' batting order for Game 7, with Brian McCann bumped up to No. 7 and Alex Bregman to No. 2. Evan Gattis and Marwin Gonzalez are also shuffled around. The Yankees are going with the same lineup as in Game 6.

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.

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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.

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