10/20 05:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET
MLB (913) NEW YORK YANKEES VS (914) HOUSTON ASTROS
Take: (914) HOUSTON ASTROS
Reason: Elimination game here for the Astros after they were swept in New York, 3-0. The Yankees pitchers shut down the Astros hitters, holding Houston to just five runs over the three games (four of those coming in game 4). The Astros have now scored two runs or less in four of their five games in this series. Now we’ll see what the Astros are made of, playing from behind. The Astros will turn to their great acquisition during late season, Justin Verlander. Verlander is 3-0 in the postseason, pitching a nine inning complete game last time out, allowing just one run and five hits. Luis Servino starts tonight for the Yankees. Servino has allowed seven runs in 11.1 postseason innings. This is where the Astros play well and I look for Houston to even this series behind the best pitcher on either team. Take Houston.