The 2017 World Series Champions Houston Astros will take on the New York Yankees in a three-game series this weekend.
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The New York Yankees and the Houston Astros are two of the most dominant teams in baseball. The Yankees have 27 World Series titles, while the Astros have won the World Series twice. These two teams have met in the playoffs four times, with the Yankees winning three of those series. The most recent meeting was in the 2017 American League Championship Series, which the Astros won in seven games.
The History of the Rivalry
The Houston Astros and the New York Yankees are two of the most successful teams in Major League Baseball. The Astros have won the World Series four times, while the Yankees have won it 27 times.
The two teams first met in 1962, when the Astros were known as the Colt .45s. The Yankees won that game 7-3. Since then, the two teams have played each other nearly 400 times.
The Astros and the Yankees have been division rivals since 2013, when realignment put them both in the American League East. The rivalry has intensified in recent years, as the two teams have met in the playoffs three times since 2017.
In 2019, the Astros beat the Yankees in six games to win their second World Series title.
The 2017 Schedule
The 2017 Schedule has the Astros playing the Yankees on the following dates:
-April 10th in Houston
-May 1st in New York
-May 2nd in New York
-June 30th in Houston
-July 1st in Houston
The Astros and Yankees will face off in the ALDS, with the winner advancing to the ALCS to take on either the Indians or the Red Sox. The schedule for the ALDS has not yet been announced, but it is safe to assume that the Astros and Yankees will play at least one game in Houston and one game in New York.