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New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, Dellin Betances, Brett Gardner and Chris Young watch the ninth inning of the American League wild card baseball game, Tuesday. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, Dellin Betances, Brett Gardner and Chris Young watch the ninth inning of the American League wild card baseball game, Tuesday. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
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In the world of post-season baseball, the Red Sox have dispersed to golf courses across the nation after a forgettable season, but many Red Sox fans had something to cheer about Tuesday night as the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-0 in the American League wildcard playoff game at Yankee Stadium.

The Astros' Dallas Keuchel, a 20-game winner, pitched six scoreless innings and shut down the Yankees, who ended their season with a whimper.

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only A Game. He tweets at @OnlyAGameNPR.

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WBUR: Astros Drop Yankees, Advance In Baseball Playoffs For First Time Since '05

  • "The Houston Astros, a surprise success early in the Major League Baseball season before cooling off, will get to keep playing after knocking out the New York Yankees 3-0 in a one-game wild card playoff."

This segment aired on October 7, 2015.

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