Astros Head To The Playoffs Against The Yankees

Houston is going to the postseason for the first time since 2005.

Astros postseason T-shirt
T-shirts hit the shelves at Minute Maid Park to commemorate the Astros’ trip to the postseason.
Astros mascot at team store at Minute Maid Park
Astros mascot “Orbit” celebrates with fans at the team store at Minute Maid Park.

For the first time in ten years, Astros fans are getting ready to watch their team in the postseason. The Astros will be in the Bronx Tuesday night to play the New York Yankees in an American League wild-card matchup.

The Yankees finished one game ahead of Houston for the first American League wild-card berth, but the Astros had a chance to host the game until they lost 5-3 at Arizona Sunday.

The Astros will start ace pitcher Dallas Keuchel while the Yankees will counter with Masahiro Tanaka. Keuchel led the American League in victories, going 20-8 with 216 strikeouts and a 2.48 ERA. Tanaka was the Yankees’ most consistent starting pitcher this season, with a 12-7 record and a 3.51 ERA.

Houston took the season series from the Yankees 4-3, outscoring them 36-17.

First pitch for Tuesday’s game is 7:00 PM CDT. This is the first time the Astros have been to the postseason since they were swept in the World Series by the Chicago White Sox in 2005.

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Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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