The Yankees and Astros will play a total of 19 games in the regular season.
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How the Yankees Got to the ALCS
The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the borough of the Bronx in New York City. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the National League’s (NL) New York Mets. The Yankees began play in the 1901 season as the Baltimore Orioles. In 1903, Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the franchise after it ceased operations and moved it to New York City, renaming the club the New York Highlanders. The Highlanders were officially renamed the Yankees in 1913.
They won the AL East
The Yankees clinched their spot in the ALCS by winning the AL East with a 100-62 record. They finished 8.5 games ahead of the second-place Red Sox. The Yankees went 5-2 against the Astros in the regular season.
They swept the Twins in the ALDS
The New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 8-2 in Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday night, completing a sweep of their best-of-five series.
It’s the third straight year the Yankees have advanced to the ALCS, and they’ll now face the winner of Tuesday’s Game 4 between the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays. The Astros currently lead that series 2-1.
The Yankees haven’t lost a postseason series since the 2017 ALDS against the Cleveland Indians, winning eight straight series. They’ll look to continue that streak when they take on either the Astros or Rays in the ALCS later this week.
How the Astros Got to the ALCS
On September 29th, the last day of the baseball season, the Yankees were one win away from clinching the AL East title. The Astros, meanwhile, had clinched the AL West and were resting most of their starters in preparation for the playoffs.
They won the AL West
The Houston Astros won the American League West division title for the third consecutive year in 2019. They then went on to beat the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS, before losing to the eventual World Series champion Washington Nationals in the ALCS.
How many games did they play against each team in order to get to the ALCS?
In order to win the AL West, the Astros played 162 games total. Of those, they played 19 against the Seattle Mariners, 29 against the Los Angeles Angels, 27 against the Oakland Athletics, and 87 against their divisional rivals, the Texas Rangers.
In order to get to the ALCS, they first had to win the ALDS. In that series, they played 5 games total. They played 2 games against the Tampa Bay Rays at home in Houston, and 3 games on the road in Tampa.
So in total, they played 191 games over the course of the entire 2019 season: 162 regular season games and 29 postseason games.
They beat the Rays in the ALDS
The Astros advanced to the American League Championship Series for the second time in three years with a 6-1 victory over the Rays in Game 5 of the ALDS on Thursday night at Minute Maid Park.
It was a dominant performance by Justin Verlander, who struck out 10 batters in seven innings, allowing just one run on three hits. The Astros’ offense also woke up in a big way, scoring six runs on 13 hits.
George Springer and Jose Altuve each had three hits, while Yuli Gurriel and Carlos Correa had two hits apiece. The Astros will now head to New York to take on the Yankees in the ALCS, which begins on Saturday.
The New York Yankees will play the Houston Astros a total of 19 times in the 2019 regular season. The first matchup between these two teams will be on April 10th at Minute Maid Park, and the last matchup will be on September 29th at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees and Astros will play each other in the ALCS
The New York Yankees and Houston Astros will face each other in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) beginning on Friday, October 13. The best-of-seven series will be played at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.
Here is the schedule for the ALCS:
Game 1: Friday, October 13 at 8:08 pm ET on FS1
Game 2: Saturday, October 14 at 4:08 pm ET on FS1
Game 3: Monday, October 16 at 8:08 pm ET on FS1
Game 4*: Tuesday, October 17 at 8:08 pm ET on FS1
Game 5*: Wednesday, October 18 at 8:08 pm ET on FS1
Game 6*: Friday, October 20 at 8:08 pm ET on FS1
Game 7*: Saturday, October 21 at 8:08 pm ET on FS1
The ALCS will be a best-of-seven series
The American League Championship Series (ALCS) is a best-of-seven playoff and one of two League Championship Series in Major League Baseball (MLB). It is contested by the winners of the American League’s two Divisional Series. The winner of the ALCS advances to play the winner of the National League’s (NLCS) for the Major League Baseball championship, better known as the World Series.
The first two games will be played in Houston
The first two games of the American League Championship Series will be played in Houston, with Games 3 and 4 (if necessary) in New York. The Yankees and Astros will play Game 1 on Saturday at 8:08 p.m. ET on FS1 and Game 2 on Sunday at 7:38 p.m. ET on FS1.
The next three games will be played in New York
The next three games will be played in New York. The Yankees are scheduled to play the Astros on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. All three games are scheduled to start at 7:05 PM.
If necessary, the final two games will be played in Houston
The Astros have the home-field advantage in the A.L.C.S., so if necessary, the final two games will be played in Houston. The schedule for the first four games is as follows:
Game 1: Friday, October 13 at 8:08 p.m. ET at Minute Maid Park in Houston
Game 2: Saturday, October 14 at 4:08 p.m. ET at Minute Maid Park in Houston
Game 3: Monday, October 16 at 8:08 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium in New York
Game 4*: Tuesday, October 17 at 8:08 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium in New York
Game 5*: Wednesday, October 18 at 8:08 p.m. ET at Minute Maid Park in Houston