New York Teams

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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Astros win AL pennant; Verlander named MVP

It took seven games and every ounce of their invaluable home-field advantage, but the Houston Astros finally put away the upstart New York Yankees 4-0 on Saturday night to reach their first World Series since 2005 and second in franchise history.

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.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Point guard play has hurt the Knicks in the closing minutes. Ramon Sessions took a 3-pointer early in the shot clock with the Knicks down one with around three minutes left and then fouled Reggie Jackson on an And-1 two minutes later. Detroit up 3 with 45 seconds to play.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

When the Yankees signed Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million contract in December of 2013, they could only dream of him ripping a two-run double in an ALCS Game 7 they were playing in. However, he is doing it for the opposite team. McCann, who was traded by the Yankees to the Astros this past winter, nailed a two-run double off the Yankees' Tommy Kahnle to open up a four-run lead for Houston. The Yankees are still paying McCann around a third of his $15M salary this year.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian McCann is doing a number on his former team in Game 7 of the ALCS. Not only did the Astros catcher somehow hold the ball and make a tag as Greg Bird slid feet-first into home plate in the top of the fifth inning, but he ripped a two-run double to right field in the bottom of the inning.

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Bregman's throw prevents Bird from scoring (0:30)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Los 5 jonrones de José Altuve son la segunda mayor cantidad para un venezolano en una sola postemporada, rompiendo empate con Miguel Cabrera (5). En primer lugar continúa Pablo Sandoval, quien conectó 6 en los playoffs de 2012.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting test for Kristaps Porzingis here: he checks in with the Knicks down one with about nine minutes to play. How much of an impact can he have down the stretch of a winnable game here?

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Judge stretches to rob home run (0:16)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

El venezolano José Altuve ha conectado 5 cuadrangulares con los Astros de Houston en postemporada, la segunda mayor cantidad en la historia de la franquicia después de los 8 de Carlos Beltrán en 2004.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Altuve with an ALCS MVP-worthy bat flip as he reaches first base after hitting a line-drive solo homer into the right-field seats here in the fifth inning against Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Tommy Kahnle saved CC Sabathia in the fourth. Sabathia handed the ball to Kahnle with two men on and one out. Kahnle induced the Astros' George Springer to hit into a 6-4-3 double play. Sabathia struggled, but only only allowed an Evan Gattis homer before being pulled.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Stan Van Gundy has put Anthony Tolliver on Kristaps Porzingis to start the second half and the Knicks have gone scoreless in the first 3:30. Detroit cuts a 13-point halftime lead to six.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Great job by Tommy Kahnle to not only get out of the jam, but doing it with a double play on one pitch. He's now thrown 10.2 scoreless innings this postseason and could easily take the Yankees through the sixth. That maybe leaves David Robertson for the seventh and then Aroldis Chapman. In other words: The Astros may need to throw a shutout to win this game.

1927 Yankees diary

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