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The verdict is in, Judge delivers (1:03)
Fans witnessed vintage Tanaka against Astros (2:36)
Sanchez is most dangerous in Yanks' lineup (0:49)
Pacers defeat Nets in high-scoring affair (1:20)

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Opponents are 0-28 with 11 K in at-bats ending with a Masahiro Tanaka splitter this postseason. The Astros were 0-9 with 4 K against it in Game 5. Tanaka has excelled when the splitter has just the right amount of vertical drop to it. In this game, it dropped at an average speed of 14.8 feet per second when it crossed the plate. The range at which he's performed best this season is 14.0 to 15.4 feet per second. All 3 playoff starts have been 14.8 to 15.0 feet per second.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Ese segundo jonrón de Javy Báez es el número 32 por un pelotero de 25 años de edad o menos esta postemporada, lo cual es una nueva marca histórica. La marca anterior era de 28, establecida en la postemporada 2015. Al momento de redactar estas líneas, los 5 cuadrangulares conectados en los partidos de hoy han sido todos por jugadores de 25 años de edad o menos: Gary Sánchez, Willson Contreras, Báez y Cody Bellinger.

Matt Marrone 

Aaron Judge said the Yankees are feeling confident heading into Game 6 of the ALCS -- particularly after defeating nemesis Dallas Keuchel in Game 5. "He doesn't make mistakes," said Judge. "If he ever gets into a groove, man, he's unhittable. So for us, it was just about -- just keep having quality at-bats, and kind of feed off this momentum into Houston."

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Sources: More tests for Lin amid Nets' concerns

Nets point guard Jeremy Lin will undergo a right knee evaluation in New York on Thursday, and there's concern that Lin suffered a significant injury, league sources said. It could mean a shift for D'Angelo Russell.

Lin comes down awkwardly, hurts knee (0:35)

Matt Marrone 

After going 0-for-11 in the first three games of the ALCS, Gary Sanchez has homered and driven in five runs over the Yankees' past two victories. Teammate Aaron Judge -- who himself homered twice and drove in six runs across Games 3, 4 and 5 in the Bronx -- called Sanchez's breakout "huge for us." Said Judge: "He's the main guy in our lineup. He's always in the middle of the order. And when you've got guys in the middle of the order producing, usually everybody else kind of feeds off that. Hitting is contagious. So when Gary goes up there and does his thing, it leads into Didi [Gregorius], it leads into [Starlin] Castro, it leads into [Aaron] Hicks. It's been huge having Gary doing what he's been doing the past couple days."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

This is the Yankees' mentality, even up 3-2 over the Astros. Aaron Judge was asked what he thought of the Yankees' advantage and Judge said, "It's great, but we are not done."

Tanaka, Sanchez power Yankees past Astros (3:44)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As soon as the Astros came off the field, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann stood up in the clubhouse and gave a speech. The central message: Don't panic, stay positive, regroup and win two games in a row at home.

Didi: This team 'never gives up' (1:48)
Russell's big first half gives Nets lead (0:21)
Yankee Stadium's atmosphere the difference maker (1:24)

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