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Justin Verlander goes the distance and Astros walk off with 2-1 victory over Yankees

Justin Verlander goes the distance and Astros walk off with 2-1 victory over Yankees

In the middle of the Houston Astros’ second consecutive victory over the New York Yankees, Minute Maid Park became a playground, and major leaguers morphed into pre-teen pickup basketball players.

The Yankees had a man on second base in Saturday’s fifth inning, trailing the Astros by one run. Justin Verlander whipped a slider across the zone, and Todd Frazier sent a liner soaring toward the visiting bullpen beyond left-center.

Soon, the second game of the American League Championship Series felt like after school in a suburb somewhere.

Frazier’s drive lodged itself between chain-link fencing and a uselessly high piece of padding, and the tying run scored as he...

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