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10/12/2015 | Game 5 showdown a final act in resiliency for Astros, Royals

With a transformational eighth inning in Game 4 on Monday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals have changed the nature and very possibly, the outcome, of their American League Division Series against the Houston Astros.

10/12/2015 | Game 5 another chance for Astros to defy odds

The Astros are excited. Why not? They get to play another game on Wednesday.

10/12/2015 | Astros confident facing Game 5 vs. Royals

Just last week, the Astros thrived in an elimination game, one of many reasons they're feeling confident they can pull off the act again in a different setting in Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Wednesday.

10/12/2015 | McCullers gives it all in postseason debut

His rookie starting pitcher nearing 100 pitches after just five innings of Monday's 9-6 loss in Game 4 of the American League Division Series to the Royals, Astros manager A.J. Hinch instructed Lance McCullers to empty his tank in the sixth inning.

10/12/2015 | Six outs from ALCS, 'pen gives up lead

Astros manager A.J. Hinch gave the ball to the same relievers he's relied on all season in tough situations, but he could only watch helplessly as things unraveled quickly in a disastrous eighth inning that has his team on the brink of elimination.

10/12/2015 | McHugh relishes opportunity to start Game 5

Asked after the Astros' 9-6 loss to the Royals in Game 4 of the American League Division Series how he handles pressure, Collin McHugh -- customarily thoughtful and articulate -- offered a brief explanation.

10/12/2015 | 3 keys for the Astros in Game 5

After losing, 9-6, to the Royals in Game 4 of the American League Division Series on Monday afternoon, the Astros will put it all on the line in Game 5 on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 in Kansas City. Right-hander Collin McHugh, who beat the Royals in Game 1 at Kauffman Stadium, will get the ball in the winner-take-all Game 5.

10/12/2015 | Royals-Astros Game 4 ALDS: Did You Know?

The Royals rallied from a four-run deficit against a shaky Astros bullpen on Monday, scoring five eighth-inning runs to stave off elimination with a 9-6 win in Game 4 and shift the American League Division Series back to Kansas City for a decisive Game 5.

10/12/2015 | Rookies turning on postseason power supply

Postseason experience is a valued commodity, but so far this October, rookies are showing they can handle the big stage just fine.

10/12/2015 | Gore steal overturned by Astros' challenge

Controversy spilled into Game 4 of the American League Division Series in Houston on Tuesday, though by day's end it was downplayed by the final outcome.

10/12/2015 | Correa homers twice, but regrets error

Astros rookie Carlos Correa heard the question at least five times, likely more, and he responded with a variation of the same answer each go-around, the 21-year-old's maturity shining through even under the most disappointing of circumstances.

10/12/2015 | Royals' win best medicine for Salvy's bruises

They say winning cures all, but even if that is the case, Royals catcher Salvador Perez could probably stand to benefit from an off-day before Game 5 of the best-of-five American League Division Series on Wednesday night (8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1) at Kauffman Stadium.

10/12/2015 | Royals' 'crazy' 8th in Houston forces Game 5

The Royals pulled off a stunning comeback on Monday afternoon, charging from four runs down by scoring five times in the eighth inning to shock the Astros, 9-6, and even the best-of-five American League Division Series at two games apiece.

10/12/2015 | Rapper Bun B is enjoying Astros' resurgence

If you're one of Bun B's million-plus Twitter followers, you probably know this Houston native is a huge supporter of all the local sports teams, and he sticks with them through the good and the bad.

10/12/2015 | Royals, Astros lineups for Game 4 of ALDS

The Royals and Astros have revealed their starting lineups for today's game at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

10/11/2015 | Center stage: Statcast tracks Gomez, Pillar, Cain

Sunday was a good day to be a center fielder. Across two American League Division Series contests, three center fielders produced impressive plays, two with the glove and one with the bat. Statcast™ was there to track all three and provide a data-driven look at how they happened.

10/11/2015 | Carter's power surge fueling Astros' playoff run

Chris Carter's season-long struggles earned him a spot on the bench for most of the summer, but now he's playing a huge role in Houston's postseason run. Statcast helps to show how he's hitting the ball a whole lot harder.

10/11/2015 | 3 keys for the Astros in Game 4

The Astros are one win away from reaching the American League Championship Series for the first time in their history after beating the Royals, 4-2, on Sunday at Minute Maid Park in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. Here are three keys the Astros will need to win.

10/11/2015 | Magnitude of Game 4 not lost on McCullers

It is not just another game for Astros rookie right-hander Lance McCullers. On Monday, he will take the mound at Minute Maid Park for Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Royals. A win, and the Astros celebrate advancing to the AL Championship Series. A loss, and the Astros heads back to Kansas City for a winner-take-all Game 5.

10/11/2015 | Keuchel's valiant performance inspires Astros

Dallas Keuchel took center stage, his stage, and promptly dazzled. The bearded one came as advertised in his first postseason act at home, with a gritty performance and an outcome that was seemingly to be expected at the mere sight of his presence.

10/11/2015 | Royals-Astros ALDS Game 3: Did You Know?

Here are some stats and facts from the Astros' 4-2 win in Game 3 of the ALDS.

10/11/2015 | Astros eye clincher, while Royals out to stay alive

Here's the one thing that's certain for Game 4 of the American League Division Series between Kansas City and Houston on Monday afternoon: The atmosphere will be suitably postseason: loud, proud and deeply hopeful at sold-out Minute Maid Park. The Astros can advance to the AL Championship Series with a victory.

10/11/2015 | Gregerson secures win with 4-out save

Astros closer Luke Gregerson wasn't quite sure how to stay loose between the eighth and ninth innings of Sunday's 4-2 win in Game 3 of the American League Division Series.

10/11/2015 | 'Tough sucker' Gomez rewards Hinch's faith

As Carlos Gomez described it, the pain is as if someone is attempting to pull his ribs from his body. Sharp, but not consistent, the pain from his intercostal strain comes in waves -- usually when he swings.

10/11/2015 | Carter comes alive at right moment for Astros

Give this to Chris Carter -- his timing is impeccable.

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