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Astros defeat Yankees with walk-off in the 9th

A big swing from Carlos Correa and a mad-dash sprint from Jose Altuve have the Houston Astros two wins away from reaching the 2017 World Series.

Correa shot a game-winning double into the right-center field gap to score Altuve from first base to send the Astros to a 2-1 walk-off win over the Yankees in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.

"I turned around and thought, 'OK, I've got a good chance to score,'" Altuve said in a postgame interview. "I was running 100 percent to third base, and the third-base coach was sending me to home plate. And I was like, 'OK, I can make it!' As soon as I saw Gary Sanchez not catch the ball, I thought, 'OK, we've got it.' I made sure I touched home plate."

Justin Verlander became the first pitcher to throw a complete game with at least 13 strikeouts in the postseason since Tim Lincecum in 2010 and the first to do it against the Yankees since Bob Gibson in the 1964 World Series.

The Astros lead the best-of-seven series, 2-0. Game 3 is set for Monday night at Yankee Stadium.

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