It was not too long ago, when the media poked fun the Houston Astros rebuilding plan and a payroll that was under $25 million. It was 2013 to be exact. Amazing things happen when you have a plan and work the plan. Using a combination of veterans, youth and overall depth, Houston entered the postseason with a total payroll of $81.3 million and dispatched the New York Yankess 3-0 advance to the American League Division Series.
Pitching on three days’ rest, Dallas Keuchel threw six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out seven in dominating an suddenly old looking New York team. The Astros got home runs from Colby Rasmus in the second inning and Carlos Gomez to back up the effort.
“To come to Yankee Stadium and play that well was truly remarkable,” said Keuchel, the AL’s only 20-game winner.
All times ET
Game 1: Thursday, Oct. 8 at Kansas City, 7:37 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
Game 2: Friday, Oct. 9 at Kansas City, 3:45 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)
Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 11 at Houston, 4:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
Game 4: Monday, Oct. 12 at Houston, TBD (Fox Sports 1)*
Game 5: Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Kansas City, TBD (Fox Sports 1)*