Astros defeat Yankees
|Game||Date||Winning Team||Losing Team|
|1||Oct. 6||HOU 3||NYY 0|
Managers: A.J. Hinch, HOU; Joe Girardi, NYY
Path to the AL Wild Card: Houston (86-76) finished two games behind Texas in the AL West; New York (87-75) finished six games behind Toronto in the AL East
Dallas Keuchel continued his season-long mastery of the Yankees with six more scoreless innings, Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez homered off Masahiro Tanaka, and the Astros advanced to the American League Division Series with a 3-0 victory in the AL Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium.
The Yanks' first postseason appearance in three years was brief, due in large part to Keuchel, who limited them to three hits in a seven-strikeout performance, pitching on three days' rest for the first time in his pro career.
Over the course of three starts against the Yankees this season, Keuchel fired 22 innings without allowing a single run. The Yanks gave the ball to Tanaka, but the right-hander lasted just five innings, serving up a solo shot to Rasmus in the second inning and another to Gomez in the fourth.