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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."

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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Springer robs Frazier with amazing grab (0:45)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Aaron Judge sent a pitch into orbit to the put the Yankees on the board against the Astros. With Justin Verlander out of the game, Judge took advantage of Astros reliever Brad Peacock in the eighth. It was Judge who led the Yankees as they overcame a four-run deficit in Game 4 with a seventh inning solo homer in the Bronx.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

In what will be a very memorable performance if the Astros go on to win Game 6, Houston's Justin Verlander pitched seven scoreless of five-hit, eight-strikeout and one-walk ball, He left the game prior to the eighth, leaving it to his bullpen to pick up the final six outs against the Yankees.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pumped-up Justin Verlander waits on the field for George Springer to run in after the top of the seventh inning. Springer's catch saved a few runs for the Astros. Verlander is at 99 pitches.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Todd Frazier missed tying Game 6 of the ALCS when he sent a Justin Verlander pitch 408-feet. The problem was the wall is 409-feet. Houston's center fielder George Springer made a nice leaping catch against the fence. The next batter, Chase Headley, grounded out to second, leaving two runners on and the Astros maintained their three-run lead.

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Verlander gets out of jam in the sixth (0:18)
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Verlander fools Frazier with breaking ball (0:16)

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