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New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia hurts shoulder, limps off ALCS field

[ad_1] 1:56 AM ETMarly RiveraESPN Writer CloseMarly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com.NEW YORK -- CC Sabathia left it all on the field, but it wasn't enough for the New York Yankees, who lost a lot more than the fourth game of the American League Championship Series in an 8-3 defeat at the hands of the Houston Astros on Thursday night.In what could have been his last appearance
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Yankees playing their worst baseball at the worst possible time

[ad_1] 2:44 AM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"NEW YORK -- The complete implosion of the New York Yankees, a 103-win team that spent Game 4 of the American League Championship Series looking like a 103-loss team, ended Friday at 12:28 a.m. local time. Remaining at Yankee Stadium were maybe 5,000 fans. They stayed to boo.Over the
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Astros manager AJ Hinch says talk of whistling to signal pitches a ‘joke’

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- The quiet spaces between actual games in the ALCS have increasingly become filled with topics related to pitch tipping, sign stealing and other aspects of gamesmanship, much of it pointed at the Houston Astros. Finally, after one accusation too many, Astros manager AJ Hinch's patience with the subject seems to have worn thin."I think it's kind of funny,'' Hinch said during a teleconference on Wednesday, when
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Giancarlo Stanton remains out of Yankees’ lineup with quad injury

[ad_1] Injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton is not in the New York Yankees' starting lineup Thursday for Game 4 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros.Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Wednesday that he was uncertain whether Stanton would play in Game 4. Boone is expected to address the media again later Thursday.Stanton, sidelined with a strained quad, did a pregame workout and ran the bases Thursday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. The
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MLB playoffs daily — Astros look to push Yankees to the brink

[ad_1] After an unexpected day off, the American League Championship Series resumes in New York with the Houston Astros looking to take a commanding 3-1 lead and the Yankees hoping to even the series and reduce it to a best-of-three.What's on tapThursday's schedule8:08 p.m. ET: Astros at Yankees, ALCS Game 4The most important thing of the day: This is clearly a huge game for the Yankees, who can ill afford
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Yankees to start Masahiro Tanaka in Game 4 after postponement

[ad_1] Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees has been postponed due to expected inclement weather in New York on Wednesday night.First pitch for Game 4 will be 8:08 p.m. ET Thursday. Game 5 has been rescheduled for 7:08 p.m. ET Friday, which originally had been tabbed as a travel day, if necessary."It gives everybody a day off and an opportunity
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MLB Playoffs Daily — Houston Astros look to seize control of ALCS

[ad_1] With the Washington Nationals' stunning sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series complete, the ALCS is the only game in town -- and even that isn't a sure thing Wednesday, thanks to Mother Nature.What's on tapWednesday's schedule8:08 p.m. ET: Astros at Yankees, ALCS Game 4The most important thing of the day: The weather forecast for New York. With heavy rain likely and the Nationals
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Astros, Yankees to play Game 4 of ALCS on Thursday after rainout

[ad_1] Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees has been postponed due to expected inclement weather in New York on Wednesday night.First pitch for Game 4 will be on Thursday at 8:08 p.m. ET. Game 5 has been rescheduled for 7:08 p.m. ET Friday, which originally had been tabbed as a travel day, if necessary.The Astros have a 2-1 lead in
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How a Wednesday ALCS rainout could shuffle Astros’, Yankees’ pitching plans

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Game 3 of the ALCS began under a clear, azure, late-afternoon sky on Tuesday in the Bronx. It ended under a clear, darkened sky on a crisp evening with a mostly full moon shining high above Yankee Stadium.But the weatherman has bad news, and Wednesday's Game 4 looks likely to be played either in very different conditions or not at all. If it's the latter, who
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Astros’ AJ Hinch finds pitch-tipping paranoia ‘funny’

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Astros manager AJ Hinch has heard the chatter -- that Rays starter Tyler Glasnow was offering a sneak peek on his off-speed deliveries, that Houston had a poker-worthy tell on Yankees hard throwers James Paxton and Luis Severino.All that pitch-tipping paranoia?"I think it's kind of funny,'' Hinch said.A year after suspicions on sign stealing made headlines when a man associated with the Astros was caught pointing