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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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Hayes jets by defender, scores top-shelf goal (0:24)

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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Yanks need to overcome road struggles

If the Yankees want to advance to the World Series, they'll have to find a way to improve upon their postseason numbers on the road in Saturday's Game 7 in Houston.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

D.J. Fluker was added to the Giants injury report with a knee injury. He's listed as questionable. Fluker has been a valuable asset since being inserted into the lineup.

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Are the Yanks up for the challenge?

A win Saturday night for the Yankees in Houston would make them the first team in over a decade to beat two 100-win teams in a postseason. Three of the last five teams to do it won the World Series. The 104-win Dodgers await the ALCS Game 7 winner in this year's World Series.

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Springer's spectacular catch saves game (0:24)
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Astros' Keuchel available in relief for Game 7

Like the rest of the Houston Astros' pitchers, save Game 6 hero Justin Verlander, Dallas Keuchel will be available out of the bullpen for Saturday night's ALCS Game 7, with the Yankees also taking an all-hands-on-deck approach.

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Can Astros carry momentum into Game 7? (1:51)

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

When it comes to facing Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, it isn't as simple as throwing a good pitch. Just ask Yankees reliever David Robertson, who served up Altuve's eighth-inning home run in Game 6 of the ALCS. "I threw it exactly where I wanted to," Robertson said. "And he hit it out of the park."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Ex-Yankee Brian McCann's ground-rule double off Luis Severino started the scoring for the Astros in the fifth inning. “We were just waiting for one big hit," McCann said. And sure enough, Houston scored six more times after that, en route to a 7-1 win to force a Game 7 on Saturday night. "It was just nice to get a big hit," said McCann. "It didn't matter who it was. I came up in plenty of spots this postseason and didn't come through -- so to get that hit was big."

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Verlander, Astros force Game 7 (3:12)

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

After struggling to start the ALCS, Astros MVP candidate Jose Altuve came back in a big way in Game 6 -- even answering an Aaron Judge home run in the top of the eighth inning with one of his own in the bottom of the frame. Teammate Carlos Correa was hardly surprised. "[He's] the best hitter on the planet, and I think he had three days in New York without hitting -- whatever. I knew he was going to come back," the shortstop said. "He's the best hitter I've ever seen. He works really hard every single day and wants to be the best ever."

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Russell knows what time it is with and-1 jumper (0:24)
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Russell puts Isaac on skates (0:16)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The American League Championship will come down to Game 7 on Saturday night after the Astros beat the Yankees, 7-1, behind Justin Verlander's seven scoreless innings and an offense that finally got going in Game 6. The Yankees' Aaron Judge provided the Yankees' only run, an eighth inning solo homer, but he was matched by fellow MVP candidate, Jose Altuve, in the bottom half of the inning. In Game 7, the Yankees will have CC Sabathia starting, while the Astros will most likely go with Charlie Morton.

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Judge clobbers solo homer (0:25)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The MVP candidates are playing a little game of, "Anything you can do, I can do better." An inning after the Yankees' Aaron Judge hit a mammoth solo homer, the Astros' Jose Altuve matched him with a home run of his own in the eighth.

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