American League Championship Series

(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)

YANKEES vs. ASTROS

(New York lead series 3-2)

Game 1: Houston 2, New York 1

Game 2: Houston 2, New York 1

Game 3: New York 8, Houston 1

Game 4: New York 6, Houston 4

Wednesday’s Result: New York 5, Houston 0

Friday: New York at Houston, 8:08 p.m. (FS1)

x-Saturday: New York at Houston, 8:08 p.m. (FS1)

National League Championship Series

(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)

DODGERS vs. CUBS

(Los Angeles leads series 3-0)

Game 1: Los Angeles 5, Chicago 2

Game 2: Los Angeles 4, Chicago 1

Game 3: Los Angeles 6, Chicago 1

Wednesday’s Result: Los Angeles at Chicago, late

x-Thursday: Los Angeles at Chicago, 8:08 p.m. (TBS)

x-Oct. 21: Chicago at Los Angeles, 4:08 or 8:08 p.m. (TBS)

x-Oct. 22: Chicago at Los Angeles, 7:38 p.m. (TBS)

Box Score

Yankees 5, Astros 0

Houston ab r h bi w k avg.

Springer cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .111

Reddick rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000

Altuve 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .278

Correa ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .263

Gurriel 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .235

Bregman 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .118

Beltran dh 3 0 0 0 0 2 .083

Gonzalez lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .133

McCann c 2 0 0 0 1 1 .000

Totals 32 0 4 0 1 9

New York ab r h bi w k avg.

Gardner lf 5 1 0 0 0 2 .105

Judge rf 3 1 1 1 1 2 .313

Sanchez c 4 1 2 2 0 2 .167

Gregorius ss 4 0 2 1 0 2 .300

Hicks cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .105

Castro 2b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .222

Bird 1b 2 0 1 1 2 1 .308

Frazier 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .250

Headley dh 4 1 3 0 0 0 .455

Totals 34 5 10 5 3 13

Houston 000 000 000 — 0 4 1

New York 011 020 10x — 5 10 1

E—Bregman (1), Frazier (1). LOB—Houston 6, New York 8. 2B—Correa (2), Gurriel (3), Judge (2), Gregorius (1), Castro (1), Headley (1). HR—Sanchez (1), off Peacock. RBIs—Judge (6), Sanchez 2 (5), Gregorius (1), Bird (2).

Runners left in scoring position—Houston 4 (Reddick, Altuve, Bregman, Gonzalez); New York 6 (Gardner 3, Gregorius, Hicks, Castro). RISP—Houston 0 for 8; New York 3 for 13.

Runners moved up—Bregman, Reddick, Gurriel, Headley.

Houston ip h r er w k era

Keuchel, L, 1-1 4⅔ 7 4 4 1 8 3.09

Harris 1 1 0 0 1 1 6.75

Peacock 1⅓ 2 1 1 0 3 6.75

Liriano 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.00

New York ip h r er w k era

Tanaka, W, 1-1 7 3 0 0 1 8 1.38

Kahnle 2 1 0 0 0 1 0.00

Inherited runners-scored—Harris 2-0, Peacock 2-0. WP—Tanaka, Liriano.

Umpires—Home, Jerry Meals; First, Jim Reynolds; Second, Mark Carlson; Third, Hunter Wendelstedt; Right, Chris Guccione; Left, Gary Cederstrom.

T—3:18. Att—49,647 (49,642).

Late Wednesday

Dodgers 6, Cubs 1

Los Angeles ab r h bi w k avg.

Watson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---

d-Farmer ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000

Morrow p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Stripling p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---

Jansen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---

Taylor ss-cf 5 1 2 2 0 1 .333

Bellinger 1b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .250

Turner 3b 3 0 0 0 2 0 .273

Puig rf 5 1 2 0 0 1 .400

Ethier lf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .500

Hernandez cf-lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .200

Utley 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000

b-Forsythe ph-2b 0 1 0 0 1 0 .200

Barnes c 3 1 1 0 1 0 .111

Pederson cf 3 1 1 0 0 1 .333

c-Culberson ph-ss 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333

Darvish p 2 0 0 1 1 1 .000

Totals 35 6 9 5 5 8

Chicago ab r h bi w k avg.

Zobrist 2b-rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000

Schwarber lf 3 1 1 1 1 0 .167

Bryant 3b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .250

Rizzo 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .100

Contreras c 3 0 1 0 0 1 .182

Avila c 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000

Jay cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .100

Strop p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---

Montgomery p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---

Rondon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---

e-Almora ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250

Russell ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .200

Heyward rf 1 0 0 0 1 0 .000

a-Baez ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000

f-La Stella ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000

Hendricks p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000

Edwards p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---

Happ cf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000

Totals 34 1 8 1 2 11

Los Angeles 011 011 020 — 6 9 0

Chicago 100 000 000 — 1 8 2

a-popped out for Heyward in the 7th. b-walked for Utley in the 8th. c-advanced to 1st on strikeout for Pederson in the 8th. d-out on sacrifice fly for Watson in the 8th. e-doubled for Rondon in the 9th. f-struck out for Baez in the 9th.

E—Bryant (1), Happ (1). LOB—Los Angeles 8, Chicago 8. 2B—Pederson (1), Almora (1). 3B—Taylor (1). HR—Ethier (1), off Hendricks; Taylor (2), off Hendricks; Schwarber (1), off Darvish. RBIs—Taylor 2 (3), Ethier (1), Darvish (1), Farmer (1), Schwarber (1). CS—Hernandez (1). SF—Farmer.

Runners left in scoring position—Los Angeles 3 (Taylor 2, Ethier); Chicago 4 (Jay, Hendricks, Happ 2). RISP—Los Angeles 1 for 9; Chicago 0 for 5.

DP—Los Angeles 1 (Taylor, Bellinger); Chicago 1 (Russell, Zobrist, Rizzo).

Los Angeles ip h r er w k era

Darvish, W, 1-0 6⅓ 6 1 1 1 7 1.42

Watson, H, 2 ⅔ 0 0 0 0 1 0.00

Morrow 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.00

Stripling 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00

Jansen 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.00

Chicago ip h r er w k era

Hendricks, L, 0-1 5 6 4 3 1 5 5.40

Edwards 1 0 0 0 2 1 0.00

Strop 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Montgomery ⅓ 1 2 1 1 1 20.25

Rondon 1⅔ 2 0 0 0 1 4.50

Hendricks pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

Stripling pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.

Inherited runners-scored—Jansen 2-0, Edwards 2-1, Rondon 1-0. WP—Montgomery. PB—Contreras (1).

Umpires—Home, Mike Winters; First, Jim Wolf; Second, Bill Welke; Third, Alfonso Marquez; Right, Todd Tichenor; Left, Eric Cooper.

T—3:39. Att—41,871 (41,072).

Odds & Ends

This Date In Baseball

Oct. 19

1986 — The Boston Red Sox took a 2-0 lead in the World Series with a 9-3 rout of the New York Mets. The Red Sox had 18 hits, and battered Dwight Gooden for six runs in five innings.

2004 — Curt Schilling, pitching on a dislocated ankle tendon held down by three sutures put in the day before, gave up one run over seven innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 4-2 to save their season for the third day in a row and force a winner-take-all Game 7 for the AL pennant and a trip to the World Series. The series was three outs from a sweep on Oct. 17.

2016 — Cleveland rookie Ryan Merritt came out of nowhere and coolly delivered a lead to the Andrew Miller-led bullpen, and the Indians won their first pennant since 1997 by blanking Toronto 3-0 in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series.