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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Desperate for some offense, the Cardinals will start defensive liability Jose Martinez in right field in Game 3. He had two pinch-hit singles in the first two games (although one was a misplay), but started just two games in September. Urgency trumps all.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

CC Sabathia told us that he joked with Aaron Boone and his teammates when he went back in the dugout after only his third career relief appearance, telling him "that run almost killed me," referring to running in from the bullpen.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

CC Sabathia on whether Game 2 will feel like 'the one that got away': "No. This is baseball. We're still going home with a split, after playing a tough team here; tough to beat here. We're excited to be going home."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

The weather has been beautiful in Houston. But only after Game 2 of the ALCS is over -- it's now 1:23 a.m. local time -- do the Astros finally open the roof at Minute Maid Park.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

J.A. Happ on Carlos Correa's walk-off HR: "Trying to go elevated fastball, which I did, and he put a good swing on it and got it."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

DJ LeMahieu on the ball bouncing off Altuve's glove and Correa's play at the plate: "I was running, had my back turned towards it. I kind of peeked to see where the ball was and I saw Correa had it already. Like everyone was saying, I think it's the right call and a heck of a play."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Judge on what it's been like to be a part of this ALCS: "It's fun. This is what you live for. This is what I dreamed of as a kid, rocking stadiums and tie ball games; a chance to be a hero. That's what it's all about, so 1-1 series going back home; going to take care of business."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Houston ace Justin Verlander says games like Game 2 of the ALCS have taken years off his life. There are surely a lot of Astros and Yankees fans out there who can identify with that.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is Yankees manager Aaron Boone explaining his decision to remove starter James Paxton in the third inning of Game 2.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Carlos Correa's defense has been there all October for the Astros but his bat finally showed up just in time to even the ALCS. Correa took Yankees lefty JA Happ out to opposite field on the first pitch of the 11th inning, giving Houston a 3-2 win. When we resume in Game 3 on Tuesday, it'll be Gerrit Cole on the mound for Houston against New York's Luis Severino.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

According to a statement read on the Astros home radio broadcast, the foul ball hit by Michael Brantley struck a paramedic in the dugout. He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees have two pitchers left in their bullpen: left-hander Tyler Lyons and right-hander Luis Cessa.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

CC Sabathia, in his 19th and final season, was on the mound for the Yankees in the 10th inning for his third career relief appearance. Sabathia faced only one batter, Michael Brantley, the player he was once traded for. CC had not pitched since Sep. 24; was dealing with a shoulder issue that forced him off the ALDS roster.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

In his first big league at bat since August 3 due to a flexor strain in his right elbow, Aaron Hicks grounded out vs. reliever Joe Smith, who retired the three Yankees he faced in the 10th inning.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees and Astros move on to the 10th inning tied 2-2. The Astros had an AL-best 10-4 record in extra inning games in the regular season; Yankees went 7-4. The San Francisco Giants led all of baseball with a 13-3 record in extras.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Closer Aroldis Chapman on the mound for the Yankees in the 9th inning. Carlos Correa delivered a walk-off double against Chapman in Game 2 of the 2017 ALCS.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A very frustrated Yordan Alvarez cracked his bat against the ground after striking out vs. lefty reliever Zack Britton. The Cuban phenom, a lock for the 2019 AL Rookie of the Year Award, has struck out 11 times in 25 AB so far this postseason.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

There is a lot of nervous energy twittering about at Minute Maid Park as we reached the ninth all knotted at 2-apiece. Astros fans know there is a huge difference between sending Gerrit Cole to the mound in Game 3 trying to seize a 2-1 lead, or him taking the hill trying to avoid a 3-0 hole.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Coming into tonight, the Astros bullpen has given up 11 hits and 10 ER over 16 innings pitched this postseason, with a 5.63 ERA.