HOUSTON — Just when Giancarlo Stanton was changing his pinstriped narrative, he fell back into an old habit. Not striking out too much. Getting injured too much. In one sense, it actually served as progress for the $325 million man

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HOUSTON — Dan O’Dowd loves DJ LeMahieu. As general manager of the Rockies, O’Dowd traded for LeMahieu. Watched him become a batting champion and Gold Glover. Admired his professionalism. One day just beyond midseason on the MLB Network set —

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HOUSTON — It was another Astro, in another time, flummoxing another New York baseball nine, that caused a similar amount of disquiet. His name was Mike Scott. He beat the Mets twice in the 1986 NLCS, Game 1 and Game

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HOUSTON – Giancarlo Stanton is out of the Yankees’ Game 2 lineup with an injured quad, Aaron Boone said before Sunday’s ALCS game against the Astros. The manager said Stanton suffered the injury running out his infield single in Saturday’s

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Thoughts and prayers. Sam Darnold’s back, and the Jets’ offensive line has been as effective as de Blasio’s $850 million “Thrive NYC.” There’s Ali/Frazier. The Hatfields and McCoys. Chris Cuomo versus Fredo. Trump/Hillary, Trump/Alec Baldwin and Trump/CNN. And now we

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HOUSTON — Giancarlo Stanton made his impact felt on the ALDS mostly through seeing a lot of pitches. That changed quickly in Game 1 of the ALCS, as Stanton went deep with two outs in the top of the sixth

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HOUSTON — The Yankees offense has changed significantly since the last time Justin Verlander faced them in the ALCS, and the right-hander pointed to one difference in particular: DJ LeMahieu. “Specifically, I think LeMahieu has just been incredible for them,’’

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HOUSTON — The roster submitted by the Astros to MLB had a dozen pitchers on it — none of them left-handed. Lefty Wade Miley was on the ALDS roster when the Astros played the Rays, but he only pitched in

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HOUSTON — I believe the youngsters, if only they actually watched baseball, would have a term ready to describe what Masahiro Tanaka did Saturday night at Minute Maid Park. That, friends, was some next-level (bleep). A wizened ball fan might

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HOUSTON — This was the goal. This was the imperative. The mathematics of the American League Championship Series were simple, really: the Yankees needed to win at least one game here, at Minute Maid Park, a place where the Astros

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