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10/4/2015 | AL Wild Card position-by-position: Astros-Yanks

It took every out of all 162 games, but we finally have a matchup and a venue for the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser.

10/4/2015 | Altuve reaches 200-hits mark

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve singled to right field in the ninth inning on Sunday against the D-backs to become the first Astros player in history to have multiple 200-hit seasons. He finished with a .313 average, third in the AL batting race while leading the league in hits.

10/4/2015 | 5 things that changed the season for Astros

The Astros crashed baseball's postseason party, winning 86 games and clinching the second American League Wild Card berth on the final day of the regular season Sunday. No one expected them to contend for a playoff spot, much less reach the postseason for the first time in 10 years.

10/4/2015 | Astros, Yanks turn to aces in Wild Card Game

Postseason baseball returns to the Bronx after a two-year absence Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET when the Yankees host the Astros in the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on ESPN.

10/4/2015 | Keuchel, Altuve key to Astros' postseason return

Though the results of the Astros' storybook 2015 season were unforeseen, the production the postseason-bound bunch got from its two leaders, Dallas Keuchel and Jose Altuve, was not.

10/4/2015 | Astros celebrate return to postseason

The Astros are back in the postseason for the first time in a decade. Despite losing their season finale against the D-backs, 5-3, on Sunday at Chase Field, the Astros secured a Wild Card berth after the Rangers beat the Angels to win the AL West crown. That eliminated the Angels, who finished one game behind Houston.

10/4/2015 | Astros headed to Bronx for Wild Card Game

By the time the Astros' regular season ended with a 5-3 loss to the D-backs, they had already been assured of a Wild Card spot by way of the Rangers' division-clinching 9-2 win over the Angels.

10/4/2015 | Astros' success begins at the top

Jim Crane had a vision of what the Houston Astros could be from the moment he purchased the franchise almost four years ago. He entrusted that vision to general manager Jeff Luhnow. So this celebration of the franchise's first postseason appearance in 10 years begins with them.

10/4/2015 | Potential Monday tiebreaker would start at 3:35 ET

Major League Baseball on Sunday announced the start time for a potential tiebreaker game that would be played on Monday. Following Sunday's scheduled close to the regular season, a potential tiebreaker game would be broadcast by ESPN at 3:35 p.m. ET.

10/4/2015 | Keuchel to face Tanaka on short rest in Bronx

Shortly after the Astros clinched a postseason berth on Sunday afternoon, manager A.J. Hinch named ace lefty Dallas Keuchel his starter against the Yankees in Tuesday's 7 p.m. CT American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, which will air on ESPN. The Yankees will counter with right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.

10/4/2015 | What's at stake in #Game162

Today we get a season finale like no other, and it is anything but regular. In a first-of-its-kind simultaneous set of cliffhangers, every team with uncertain postseason possibilities began playing at 3 p.m. ET, leading up to a flurry of dramatic walk-offs or precious final outs.

10/4/2015 | McHugh reaches 19 wins

One day after Dallas Keuchel became the only 20-game winner in the American League, Astros teammate Collin McHugh nestled up behind him on the leaderboard by notching his 19th victory.

10/4/2015 | Rasmus takes pride in 25-homer mark

Not much gets to Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus. He never seems to feel pressure, never seems to be fazed. That's suited him rather well as the regular season comes to close.

10/4/2015 | Astros can lock up postseason spot with win

The Astros head into Sunday's season finale focused on the one thing they can control -- beating the D-backs. With a one-game lead over the Angels, all the Astros need to do is win and they're in the postseason.

10/4/2015 | 3-team tiebreaker still in play for Astros, Rangers, Yanks

With one day left in the regular season, there's still a possibility of a three-team tie among the Yankees, Astros and Rangers. And if that happens, a tiebreaker game on Monday would determine all of their fates.

10/3/2015 | Astros have West title, Wild Card both in play

The Astros' season will not end on Sunday. They enter the final day one game behind the American League West-leading Rangers and one game ahead of the Angels in the race for the AL's last available Wild Card spot.

10/3/2015 | Astros' win sets up wild final day

Houston beat Arizona, 6-2, on Saturday night behind two home runs from Colby Rasmus and a solid pitching performance by Collin McHugh. The Astros enter the final day of the season trailing the Rangers by one game in the American League West and leading the Angels by one game for the AL's final Wild Card spot.

10/3/2015 | McHugh hopes to punch Astros' postseason ticket

The Astros enter Saturday night's game against the D-backs with a chance to clinch their first postseason berth in 10 years. Collin McHugh will try to do his part to make it happen, while picking up his 19th win along the way.

10/3/2015 | Astros can clinch tie for second AL Wild Card

The Astros will have to wait another day at least to clinch a spot in the postseason, even with a win tonight over the D-backs, thanks to a dramatic victory by the Angels on Saturday afternoon. They're still in the hunt for the division crown, however.

10/3/2015 | Keuchel joins elite with 20th win

Dallas Keuchel started the All-Star Game for the American League, he was three times named the AL Pitcher of the Month, and on Friday night at Chase Field he became the seventh Astros pitcher -- and second lefty -- to win 20 games. Is the Cy Young Award next?

10/3/2015 | Astros plate 21, stay in Wild Card driver's seat

The Astros hit four home runs in support of left-hander Dallas Keuchel, who recorded his 20th win, as Houston moved a step closer to its first postseason berth in 10 years with a 21-5 rout of the D-backs on Friday night at Chase Field.

10/2/2015 | Astros, Correa enjoy record-setting night

The Astros set a franchise record with 21 runs scored on Friday night against the D-backs, thanks in part to Carlos Correa, who set the club rookie record with his 22nd home run, one of four big flies by playoff-hungry Houston.

10/2/2015 | Sore Gomez out of Astros' lineup again

Astros center fielder Carlos Gomez was out of the starting lineup Friday after aggravating the left intercostal injury that kept him out for more than two weeks at the end of September on his game-ending throw Wednesday in Seattle.

10/2/2015 | With 3 games left, Astros up 1 for WC spot

The Astros enter the final three games of the regular season beginning Friday against the D-backs at Chase Field controlling their own destiny in the race for the second Wild Card spot in the American League.

10/2/2015 | Astros aim to come through in the end

The Astros have come so far and surprised so many in this amazing season. So much youth and energy. Such a great ride. In the end, though, this final weekend of the regular season will define the previous six months. Will the Astros be remembered as a team that defied every expectation in a magical run back to the postseason? Or will they be the group that hit a wall in September (11-16) and blinked when the lights were brightest?

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