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Playoff Gameday Thread #11: Let’s go, Astros!

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The American League Championship Series gets under way in Houston

New York Yankees v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

5:08 pm: New York Yankees @ Houston Astros (0-0)

Masahiro Tanaka (13-12, 4.74) vs. Dallas Keuchel (14-5, 2.90). After knocking off the hotly-favored Indians, the Yankees will try to claim another scalp (what, too soon?), in the shape of the Astros. They’ll be hoping this pitching match-up goes a little better than the one in May. On the 11th, Keuchel held the Yankees to one unearned run over six innings, with nine strikeouts. Three days later, Tanaka couldn’t even escape the second inning, being charged with eight runs over 1.2 innings, thanks to four home-runs. And both games were with New York having home-field advantage, as well: it’ll be even tougher for them tonight in Houston.