One And Done For The Yankees As Astros Win Wild Card
(Associated Press) - Dallas Keuchel pitched three-hit ball for six
baffling innings, Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez each homered, and
the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-0 Tuesday night in
the American League wild-card game.
The orange-clad Astros now advance to the AL Divison Series, where
they will face the defending AL champion Royals. Game 1 is Thursday
night in Kansas City.
Keuchel worked 16 scoreless innings against New York in the regular
season, and the bearded 20-game winner was just as tough pitching
on three days' rest for the first time in his career. He struck out
seven while walking one.
Rasmus sent Masahiro Tanaka's first pitch of the second inning
soaring into deep right field. Gomez, who only had five plate
appearances after missing nearly two weeks with a strained chest
muscle in mid-September, connected on the first offering of the
American League hits leader Jose Altuve had an RBI single off
Dellin Betances in the seventh.
Luke Gregerson pitched a quick ninth for a save.