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The key for the Astros in Game 2? Score some runs, quick

Justin Verlander (and Gerrit Cole in Game 3) gives the Astros an advantage. But Houston's sleeping offense needs to wake up -- early.

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Gleyber Has A Day

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'Superstar' Torres sparks Yanks with 5-RBI night

Gleyber Torres, 22, was the dominant force in New York's Game 1 ALCS win Saturday, finishing with a home run and five RBIs. As teammate DJ LeMahieu put it: "It just doesn't seem like any moment is too big for him."

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MLB playoffs

MLB Playoffs Daily: Yankees look to take control of the ALCS

After the Nationals moved up to 2-0 in their LCS, the Bombers' challenge is whether they can match that in Houston.

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2019 playoffs: Latest news and full postseason coverage

From the wild-card round through the World Series, we'll have the 2019 postseason covered.

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Ranking the four teams left in the playoffs

We break down the remaining teams and rank them on where they stand now.

MLB

Is Mike Shildt managing his Cardinals out of the NLCS?

The Cardinals' offense is coming up almost all zeroes, but some of the manager's choices aren't helping.

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Superteam showdown

ALCS revenge? Three ways the Yanks are better than they were in 2017

Astros manager AJ Hinch thinks this year's Bombers are a stronger team than the ones who lost to Houston in seven games in 2017. Is he right?

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10 ways Astros-Yankees measures up as a showdown for the ages

Classic matchups, power at the plate and on the mound, big names aplenty. What's not to love about the ALCS we've been counting on for months?

Manager Watch

Olney: Big Dogs, Newbies ... or Carlos Beltran?! Here's where Mets' manager search could go

There are three distinct paths the Mets can take in hiring their next manager. Each has its pros and cons. Buster breaks down the categories -- and potential candidates -- for the job.

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MLB manager watch: Who's out and latest on potential replacements

Here's what you need to know about which managers have been fired and vacancy searches.

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    It took six years for Yelich to become an All-Star. It only took another 12 months for him to become the best hitter in the world. This is how he transformed himself into an MVP.