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The defining moments of the Astros' Game 7 win (1:03)
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Girardi mum on future: 'There's no guarantees'

Joe Girardi, whose four-year, $16 million contract is up at the end of the season, is uncertain if he will be back as Yankees manager in 2018 but said "I love what I do" and that he would consult with his family before making any decision.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian McCann said he took no additional pleasure in beating his former team, the Yankees, who traded him to the Astros last November as part of their rebuild. "I love that organization," McCann said. "I have lifelong friends over there that I'll be talking to when I'm in my 70s and 80s."

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Lee's two goals fuel Isles to victory (0:32)
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Judge: 'Through ups and downs, this team came to play every day' (0:31)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said management has told him to play the players who do the most to earn their minutes and he's given playing time at center so far to Enes Kanter and Kyle O'Quinn over Willy Hernangomez. "Well, every summer that you come back it's a competition and guys, they earn their minutes through training camp and through exhibition season," Hornacek said Saturday when asked about Hernangomez. "Willy's done well, (it's) just something the other guys have done a little bit more. So the focus is on defense and that's one thing that we want him to get better at as a young player. We're trying to emphasize things to these guys that don't get repeated. All of the sudden, ‘Okay, I see, I understand,' and they fix it. And Willy's working on that. He's doing a great job. He comes to practice every day and practices hard. His opportunities will come." Steve Mills and Scott Perry both wrote that Hernangomez was part of the team's young core it hopes to develop, so it's a bit odd to see Hernangomez stuck to the bench. But Hornacek pointed out that those statements from Mills and Perry were made before the Kanter trade. "It's a tough spot," Hornacek said. "But that's when guys step up. I think Willy will too."

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Astros take Game 7, head to World Series (3:51)
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Girardi gets emotional recounting season (1:06)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

For the fire Jeff Hornacek crowd: hard to put this one on the coach. The Knicks allowed Detroit to shoot 50 percent in the second half and moved the ball much less in the final 24 minutes.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis felt he was fouled on his drive to the basket with under a minute to play that ended in an Andre Drummond block. He said he felt someone pull his arm down before the block. The Knicks were down 3 with 37 seconds to play at the time of the block.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

What an awesome performance from Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers to pitch the Astros into the second World Series in franchise history. The two combined for a three-hit, 11-strikeout shutout. They threw 108 pitches -- 77 of them curveballs. The Yankees had no chance and we have the first World Series matchup between 100-win teams since the Reds and Orioles in 1970.

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Verlander named MVP after Games 2, 6 heroics

It took ALCS MVP Justin Verlander pitching seven scoreless innings in Game 6 to help Houston extend the series, but the Astros were finally able to put away the upstart Yankees in Saturday night's Game 7 en route to their first World Series since 2005.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees season ends with a 4-0 loss to the Astros in Game 7 of the ALCS. While it is not the finish they wanted, their year still must be considered a success for a club a lot of people thought wouldn't even make the playoffs. Led by Aaron Judge, the Yankees have a young core that should allow them to return to future October and possibly advance further in the playoffs.

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Springer makes leaping grab over teammate (0:48)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Pistons 111, Knicks 107: New York falls to 0-2 after letting a 21-point first-half lead slip away. Kristaps Porzingis was fantastic for much for the night, pouring in 33 points on 20 shots. He made just four of his final 13 attempts though. Tim Hardaway Jr. struggled with his shot, missing 12 of 16. Tough night for Jeff Hornacek's club, which gave away a winnable game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis passed up an open three with the Knicks down three and 30 seconds to play. He instead drove but was rejected at the rim by Andre Drummond. Detroit is in control here, up five with eight seconds to play.

1927 Yankees diary

  • Robert Hunt
  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.