Jed Lowrie

Astros take 2-1 series lead over Royals with 4-2 win

Dallas Keuchel's perfect performance in Houston this year has the upstart Astros one win away from the American League Championship Series. Keuchel remained undefeated at Minute Maid Park with seven gutsy innings and Chris Carter homered Sunday, leading the Astros to a 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals for a 2-1 edge in their Division Series. The Astros could wrap up the best-of-five matchup with a win over the defending AL champions in Game 4 on Monday. Houston's remarkable run comes just two years after the team lost a franchise-worst 111 games in a third-straight 100-loss season. "I think that success is a lot more sweet when you kind of go through hardship like we...