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Houston Astros News: October 21, 2017

Houston Astros news and notes from around the league for Saturday, October 21, 2017.

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Houston Astros News

No reason to panic, Carlos Beltran tells his Houston Astros teammates - LA Times
Veterans Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann addressed their Astros teammates after Wednesday night's loss in New York to the Yankees in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series to remind them to play the same way in the postseason as they had during the regular season.

What Carlos Beltran told Astros in locker-room speech | New York Post
The Astros’ 101 regular-season wins no longer matter. Having baseball’s best offense has become irrelevant.

Houston is one loss from a stunning end to its...

Yankees vs. Astros: ALCS Game 6 Time, TV Info, Live Stream and More | Bleacher Report
It's do-or-die time for the Houston Astros. Once up 2-0 in the ALCS against the New York Yankees, the Astros went to New York and watched that lead turn into a 3-2 series deficit...

Fans send prayers to Astros in Game 6 | abc13.com
After a devastating loss in Game 5, Astros fans are asking all faithful Houstonians for their hand in prayer.

Listen: What's happened to the slumping Astros? - Houston Chronicle
What has happened to the Astros?

LEADING OFF: Verlander, Astros try to force Game 7 vs Yanks | FOX Sports
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

Why the Astros can still beat the Yankees in this series - Houston Chronicle
When the Astros blew a 4-0 lead to the Yankees in Game 4 and lost all three games in New York, a lot of fans lost hope in their team that won 101 games in the regular season.

Astros still confident with Justin Verlander and home fans | Newsday
It is hard to tell which part will be more important for Justin Verlander, holding down the Yankees or building up the Astros.

'Houston Strong' Together: An open letter to the Houston Astros from your fans - Houston Chronicle
In desperate times, we take strength from anywhere we can find it.


MLB News

The Dodgers didn’t win the pennant the way they were supposed to - SBNation.com
The Los Angeles Dodgers finally got to the World Series, and they needed their brains more than their wallets.

Dodgers make their first World Series since 1988 and a lot has changed - SBNation.com
That’s 29 years ago, if you don’t like doing math.

NLCS 2017: Kiké Hernandez told his mom he would homer, then he hit 3 - SBNation.com
Dodgers utility man Kiké Hernandez told his mother in Puerto Rico he would hit a home run in Game 5 of the NLCS. Then he hit three of them.

NLCS Game 5: Dodgers bullpen sets scoreless innings postseason record - SBNation.com
The relievers have gone 23 straight innings without giving up a run.

World Series 2017: Who will have home-field advantage? - SBNation.com
It’s not based on the All-Star Game outcome for the first time in over a decade.

NLCS Game 5: Kiké Hernandez hits three home runs, including grand slam - SBNation.com
He was the star of the Dodgers’ clinching performance.