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Oct. 14, 2019: MLB Daily Postseason Primer

Correa walk-off home run ties ALCS

League Championship Series - New York Yankees v Houston Astros - Game Two Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Astros got a good start from Justin Verlander but they needed their bullpen to hold off the Yankees in order to prevail 3-2 in 11 innings. The ALCS is now tied 1-1 which means there will be three games this week at Yankee Stadium.

That also means baseball will be played everyday through Thursday pending the weather. Rain is predicted in both New York and Washington DC on Wednesday..

Today, the Nationals will play their first League Championship Series game at home in their franchise history. Stephen Strasburg will make the home start against the Cardinal’s top pitcher, Jack Flaherty.

Yankees at Astros - Game 2 (Series tied 1-1)

The Astros had gone 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position, leaving ten runners on base. But all of that didn’t matter when Carlos Correa hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th to win the game and tie the series.

Justin Verlander pitched 6⅔ innings and gave up a two-run homer to Aaron Judge. He also struck out seven which kept him climbing on this all-time playoff list.

J.A. Happ had worked out of the tenth inning for the Yankees but he would give up the walk-off home run. He was also the ninth pitcher the Yankees used on Sunday.

Carlos Correa now has multiple postseason walk-off hits against the Yankees.

Sunday’s scoreboard

Astros 3, Yankees 2 (11)

Monday’s schedule - Championship Series

4:38 p.m. PT: Cardinals (Jack Flaherty) @ Nationals (Stephen Strasburg) (TBS)