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Yankees Blank Astros 5-0 In Game 5, Take 3-2 Lead in ALCS

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The New York Yankees are one win away from the World Series.

Desperately looking to put an end to their series-long offensive woes, the Houston Astros were frustrated once again, getting blanked 5-0 by New York in Game 5 of the ALCS last night.

Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and fired seven dominant innings, striking out eight and allowing just three hits; he’s now 1-1 in the ALCS and 2-1 in the postseason (0.90 ERA).

The gem continued a streak of recent dominance at home for Tanaka. In his last eight starts at Yankee Stadium dating back to July 28, Tanaka’s 7-1 with a 0.96 ERA (6 ER/56 IP). Lights out to say the least!

Houston has scored just nine runs in the five games so far this series, and have recorded five hits or fewer in each game. To think this is the team that scored the most runs in Major League Baseball during the regular season- yikes! Needless to say, not the greatest time to go completely ice cold!

Dallas Keuchel began the game for the Astros and lasted 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs (all earned) on seven hits with eight strikeouts.

Three of the four runs the Yankees scored off Keuchel came with two outs (Greg Bird single in second, Gary Sanchez/Didi Gregorius singles in fifth). New York’s fifth run came in the seventh on a Sanchez solo shot, the backstop’s first dinger of the series.

Houston was 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position.

George Springer and Josh Reddick, Houston’s #1 and #2 hitters, are a combined 2 for 35 in the series. Hard to find offense when the catalysts aren’t getting it done!

New York looks to clinch the series in Game 6 tomorrow night in Houston at 8 PM ET. The Yankees will hand the ball to Luis Severino, while the Astros will counter with Justin Verlander, who tossed a 13-strikeout complete game in Houston’s Game 2 2-1 walkoff win.

Make sure to follow @HomeRunDaily on Twitter for our live, in-game tweets during tomorrow night’s pivotal match!

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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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Cavan Biggio

The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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