HOUSTON (AP) - Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers Jr. combined on a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series for only the second time, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series. Next up for the Astros: Game 1 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) - That last-second decision by ALCS MVP Justin Verlander has turned out perfectly for the Houston Astros. Verlander and the Astros are headed to the World Series after the big right-hander beat the New York Yankees twice in the AL Championship Series. Verlander threw a complete game in Game 2, and then threw seven scoreless innings in Game 6 when the Astros were facing elimination for the first time this postseason.
HOUSTON (AP) - CC Sabathia was unable to come through with another victory after a Yankees loss. Sabathia didn't make it out of the fourth inning in his first-ever Game 7 start. The Yankees season ended with a 4-0 loss to the Houston Astros in the AL Championship Series' decisive game. It could be his last game for the Yankees since is he eligible for free agency.
(AP) - The Houston Astros, fresh off a Game 7 victory over the Yankees, take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in what figures to be a hot World Series featuring big-time aces Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander plus playoff boppers Jose Altuve and Justin Turner. The Series includes a pair of 100-win teams for the first time since 1970. The forecast calls for a temperature of almost 100 degrees at Dodger Stadium for Tuesday's opener, maybe the hottest temperature ever at a World Series game.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ramon Richards intercepted Sam Ehlinger's pass in the end zone in overtime and Matt Ammendola kicked a field goal, giving No. 10 Oklahoma State a 13-10 victory over Texas. The Cowboys scored the winning points on a 34-yard field goal by Ammendola on the first possession of OT. He missed a 29-yard attempt in the fourth quarter.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Kenny Hill matched his career high with five touchdown passes, KaVontae Turpin returned a punt 90 yards for a score after going backward to the 3 and the TCU defense dominated overmatched Kansas in the fourth-ranked Horned Frogs' 43-0 victory. The Jayhawks had 21 yards total offense while tying an 81-year-old NCAA record with their 44th straight loss in a true road game.
WACO, Texas (AP) - Xavier Preston sacked Charlie Brewer on a two-point conversion attempt with 17 seconds left and No. 23 West Virginia withstood a furious fourth-quarter Baylor rally to escape with a 38-36 win. Will Grier threw for five touchdowns for the Mountaineers, who led 38-13 at the start of the fourth quarter.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Kyle Kempt threw three touchdown passes and Iowa State dumped Texas Tech 31-13 on Saturday. Texas Tech coach and chief offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury broke away from his offensive trends and the Cyclones made him pay.
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