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Yankees back in ALCS after rout of Astros (2:39)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

What was all that yelling from CC Sabathia to Josh Reddick after the sixth inning? "That was just me being me, man," Sabathia said, laughing.

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Yankees fighting for their season (0:51)

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

CC Sabathia appeared to bark some not quite family-friendly phrases at Astros right fielder Josh Reddick after getting him to ground out to end the sixth inning. When asked about it after the game, the Yankees lefty said, laughing: "That was just me being me, man."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier invoked two animal comparisons in his description of what it's like to face CC Sabathia. "He's a bulldog," Frazier said. "It's one of those things. Look at the size of him. He looks like a bear out there just on the mound, just ready to pounce on somebody. He has that going for him. And he hits his spots."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

When asked about the energy Garden State native Todd Frazier has brought to the Bronx, Yankees first baseman Greg Bird laughed. "Yeah, he's funny. He's unique, for sure. Super New Jersey, I guess," said Bird, who was born in Memphis. "He's great, on both sides of the ball. And, you know, he can put the ball in the seats and that's huge."

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Judge, Sabathia lead Yankees past Astros (2:13)

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Yankees first baseman Greg Bird on the 6-foot-7, 282-pound Aaron Judge: "You don't see people his size move like that. At least not in our sport. Maybe the NBA or the NFL, but I never have, personally, up close like this, and it's really impressive to watch."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Brett Gardner expressed some sympathy for the right-field wall at Yankee Stadium after Aaron Judge crashed into it making a leaping grab in the fourth inning. "That pad's only a couple inches thick and right behind that, it's not moving -- even as big as he is," the left fielder said. "Even though it's padded, it's a pretty good hit he took. But like I said, he's a big guy, so the wall's probably hurting too."

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Updated RPM projections: Knicks

The most intriguing storyline this season in New York might be whether the Knicks or Nets are better. That says a lot about how low real plus-minus is on the Knicks.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

After his team's loss in Game 3 of the ALCS, Astros manager A.J. Hinch gave the proverbial game ball to Yankees rookie Aaron Judge. "Judge did what Judge has done 50-plus times, which is hit the ball out of the ballpark when he gets a pitch to hit. Big moment won by Judge," Hinch said. "It was his night. He played defense tonight. He did a lot of things well for them. And really was a big difference in the game."

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Updated RPM projections: Nets

A playoff run is possible in the horrid Eastern Conference, but the improving Nets still seem like a long way off.

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Yankees have silenced Astros' bats in ALCS (1:30)
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Judge describes Frazier's impact on Yankees (1:02)
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Judge's laser puts Game 3 out of reach (0:21)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Lance McCullers is a dice roll for the Astros in Game 4. He made only six starts after All-Star break and posted an 8.23 ERA. But he also has one of the best curveballs in baseball and was 7-1 with a 2.53 ERA through his first 14 starts.

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Frazier describes his weird swing on three-run homer (1:06)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Astros will start Lance McCullers in Game 4. Why? "He's really good," manager A.J. Hinch said. Dallas Keuchel still lined up for Game 5, Justin Verlander for Game 6.

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