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2019 American League Championship Series Game 6: Yankees vs. Astros, Saturday 10/19, 7 p.m. CT

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The Astros hope to go to the World Series. The Yankees hope to force Game 7.

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See the little white dot right next to the foul pole, where the red arrow is pointing?

That’s Aaron Hicks’ home run ball hitting the foul pole in the first inning Friday night at Yankee Stadium. If that ball goes another foot or two to the right, it’s a foul ball and Hicks’ at-bat would have continued. Maybe he doesn’t hit a home run off Justin Verlander if that ball goes foul, maybe the Astros wind up winning the game.

That’s how close Houston came to getting to the World Series in Game 5. They’ll try it again tonight in Game 6, this time at home in Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Here’s all the info you’ll need for tonight’s game.

Game time for ALCS Game 6: 7 p.m. CT. TV: FS1. Announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz. Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci.

Pitching matchup:

This is going to be a bullpen game for both teams. Per this MLB.com article, the likely “openers” are Chad Green (Yankees) and Jose Urquidy (Astros).

Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.

MLB.com Gameday

Baseball-reference.com game preview for Astros/Yankees

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This is the only thread for today’s game. Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.