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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)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

With Yankee rookie Aaron Judge's sixth inning strikeout against the Astros Justin Verlander, Judge has tied a major league record for the most Ks in one postseason. His 26 strikeouts are the same as Alfonso Soriano had in 2003.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Altuve's snooze is over. After going 0-for-New York in Games 3-5, he delivers a two-out, two-run single down the left-field line to a) give the Astros a three-run lead, b) chase Luis Severino from the game and c) revive the "M-V-P! M-V-P!" chants at Minute Maid Park.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian McCann had been hitless in 11 at-bats in the ALCS before lining an RBI double to right field. Astros got a bad break when the ball skipped over the fence. Evan Gattis might have scored, too, if the ball stayed in play.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The ALCS has lived up to its heavyweight pitching billing thus far. Through four innings, both the Astros' Justin Verlander and the Yankees' Luis Severino have put up zeroes. Severino did not give up his first hit until a two-out single by Carlos Correa in the fourth.

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