Open GIF basket before Astros-Yanks clash

Open GIF basket before Astros-Yanks clash

The Astros and Yankees meet in the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET in the Bronx. As we prepare for this intriguing matchup, which can be seen on ESPN, here's a look at some of the top GIFs from each team's season, courtesy of @MLBGIFs.


1. Orbit dance

Orbit Dancing Single Ladies

Astros mascot Orbit pays homage to Houston's own Beyonce with a special version of her "Single Ladies" dance during a game against the Dodgers in August. In a strange twist, Beyonce is married to Brooklyn native and noted Yankees fan Jay-Z.

2. Keuchel fans Yanks

Keuchel Strikeouts

Dallas Keuchel, Tuesday's starter, looked unhittable at times during this shutout against the Yankees in June at Minute Maid Park.

3. Correa, no way

Carlos Correa jump throw

How's this for another Astros-Yankees connection? Rookie shortstop Carlos Correa channels Derek Jeter on this defensive highlight.

4. Home run duo

GIF HOU Combo of Springer's & Gattis' HRs 92815

George Springer and Evan Gattis mash home runs against the Mariners, much to the delight of the Astros dugout. Houston combined for 230 homers this season, second only to the Blue Jays (232), and had 11 players with at least 11 dingers.


1. Tanaka smiles

Masahiro Tanaka Smile Reaction

Masahiro Tanaka flashes a rare smile following his complete-game win over the Blue Jays in August. The Yankees are hoping for a similar postgame reaction Tuesday, which will be his first career postseason start.

2. Bronx Bombers

Yankees Hit Back to Back Home Runs

The Yankees, like the Astros, finished among the top four teams in homers this season. Here, Greg Bird and John Ryan Murphy go back-to-back against the rival Red Sox at Fenway Park in August.

3. Betances and Miller

Andrew Miller and Betances Strikeouts

Bullpens are an integral part of postseason baseball, and the Yankees have two of the game's top relievers in setup man Dellin Betances and lefty closer Andrew Miller.

4. Yanks celebrate

Slade Heathcott homer, celebration

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees jump for joy after Slade Heathcott's go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning of a crucial September win over the Rays.

Austin Laymance is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.