Astros turn to Verlander to clinch ALCS vs. Yanks

Last season, the Houston Astros were unable to get back to the World Series because after winning the first game of the American League Championship Series, they lost the next four to the eventual champion Boston Red Sox. This season, the Astros are on the verge of doing the reverse in the ALCS, and

Greinke says he didn’t hear taunts, Astros quiet Yanks crowd

Sounds as though Zack Greinke got an earful at Yankee Stadium while warming up in the bullpen. Greinke kept his cool after a rocky start Thursday night and the Astros romped to an 8-3 victory over the New York Yankees for a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series. A report by NJ Advance