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Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

When it comes to facing Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, it isn't as simple as throwing a good pitch. Just ask Yankees reliever David Robertson, who served up Altuve's eighth-inning home run in Game 6 of the ALCS. "I threw it exactly where I wanted to," Robertson said. "And he hit it out of the park."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Ex-Yankee Brian McCann's ground-rule double off Luis Severino started the scoring for the Astros in the fifth inning. “We were just waiting for one big hit," McCann said. And sure enough, Houston scored six more times after that, en route to a 7-1 win to force a Game 7 on Saturday night. "It was just nice to get a big hit," said McCann. "It didn't matter who it was. I came up in plenty of spots this postseason and didn't come through -- so to get that hit was big."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

After struggling to start the ALCS, Astros MVP candidate Jose Altuve came back in a big way in Game 6 -- even answering an Aaron Judge home run in the top of the eighth inning with one of his own in the bottom of the frame. Teammate Carlos Correa was hardly surprised. "[He's] the best hitter on the planet, and I think he had three days in New York without hitting -- whatever. I knew he was going to come back," the shortstop said. "He's the best hitter I've ever seen. He works really hard every single day and wants to be the best ever."

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Forty-eight innings and 159 at-bats into ALCS, the Astros are slashing .138/.226/.201. Once again, these are the same Astros who scored more runs this season than any team since the 2009 Yankees.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

There has been a lot of speculation on if Joe Girardi wants to return as the Yankee manager for next year or not. As he has stated in the past, Girardi has said that, after the season concludes, he will sit down with his family, allowing his wife and three children to weigh in on his decision. In his office prior to Game 6, I asked Girardi how they like October, Girardi said, "They love it."

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Some fans are taking advantage of the top deck at Dodger Stadium being open on off days to take photos of the newly painted World Series field today.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodger Stadium team store has already sold out of these World Series hats but will get more tomorrow.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The team store at Dodger Stadium is packed. They've already sold out of most of their World Series merchandise. They will get more tomorrow.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

It looks like the first player on the field after the World Series logos were painted on the field at Dodger Stadium is Corey Seager.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alineación de los Astros para el sexto partido de la Serie de Campeonato contra los Yankees. Los poderosos bates de los Astros buscan romper su pésima racha en sus últimos tres partidos contra los Yankees, donde han bateado para apenas .120 (de 92-11) sin conectar ningún cuadrangular.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

They just finished putting the World Series logo on the field at Dodger Stadium. Game 1 is Tuesday.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Vía Yankees: Alineación para el sexto partido de la Serie de Campeonato contra los Astros. Los Yankees, que han ganado 3 partidos consecutivos contra los Astros, buscan su primer pase a la Serie Mundial desde 2009.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

When asked what he's noticed about Aaron Judge during the ALCS, Astros manager A.J. Hinch gave the Yankees rookie a lot of credit for making adjustments. The Houston skipper also said this: "Well, when he hits it, it goes a long way. I did notice that."

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The cheapest ticket for Game 1 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 24 is already over $1,000 before fees.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Dusty Baker is out as the Nationals' manager. The team just announced that Baker, who averaged 96 wins in two seasons with Washington, will not return. Baker and the Nats lost to the Cubs in the NLDS, their fourth straight first-round exit in four playoff appearances since moving to DC in 2005. The last two of those came on Baker's watch.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic Johnson on going to the World Series as a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

As the celebration in the Dodgers clubhouse winds down, players and families take turns posing with the trophy on the Wrigley Field mound.