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Tony and Emmy award winner Neil Patrick Harris will sing the national anthem before ALDS Game 3

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Already trailing the Indians 2-0 in the ALDS presented by Doosan, the Yankees will look to the aid of home-field advantage to force a Game 4 at Yankee Stadium (Game 3: 7:30 p.m. ET, FS1).

One important ingredient to firing up the home crowd is a good national anthem performance. The Yankees can check that box already with Tony and Emmy award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris slated to perform the anthem.

Though he may be best known for playing Barney Stinson in 'How I Met Your Mother,' Harris has won awards for his work in Broadway musical 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' and a guest appearance on 'Glee.' So, the man has pipes.

In addition to his work on the stage and the screen, Harris is also an accomplished magician. The Yankees will hope Harris' musical and magical talents will aid their efforts in Game 3.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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