MLB Playoffs: Astros try to sweep Yanks, Phils lead Pads 3-1

Sep 26, 2022, 10:40 PM | Updated: Oct 23, 2022, 1:29 pm
San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth can't get a glove on a single by Philadelphia Phil...

San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth can't get a glove on a single by Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Castellanos during the fifth inning in Game 4 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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              San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth can't get a glove on a single by Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Castellanos during the fifth inning in Game 4 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. watches play from the dugout against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of Game 3 of an American League Championship baseball series, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Houston Astros right fielder Kyle Tucker (30), third baseman Alex Bregman (2) and center fielder Mauricio Dubon (14) celebrate after the Astros defeated the New York Yankees 5-0 in Game 3 of an American League Championship baseball series, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth can't get a glove on a single by Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Castellanos during the fifth inning in Game 4 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. watches play from the dugout against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of Game 3 of an American League Championship baseball series, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Houston Astros right fielder Kyle Tucker (30), third baseman Alex Bregman (2) and center fielder Mauricio Dubon (14) celebrate after the Astros defeated the New York Yankees 5-0 in Game 3 of an American League Championship baseball series, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth can't get a glove on a single by Philadelphia Phillies' Nick Castellanos during the fifth inning in Game 4 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. watches play from the dugout against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of Game 3 of an American League Championship baseball series, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Houston Astros right fielder Kyle Tucker (30), third baseman Alex Bregman (2) and center fielder Mauricio Dubon (14) celebrate after the Astros defeated the New York Yankees 5-0 in Game 3 of an American League Championship baseball series, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. (43) reacts after walking Seattle Mariners right fielder Mitch Haniger during the second inning in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning of Game 1 of an American League Division baseball series, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. (43) reacts after walking Seattle Mariners right fielder Mitch Haniger during the second inning in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning of Game 1 of an American League Division baseball series, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Personal de seguridad se lleva a un hombre que invadió el terreno y que habló con el venezolano José Altuve, de los Astros de Houston, el jueves 20 de octubre de 2022, durante el segundo juego de la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Americana ante los Yanquis de Nueva York (AP Foto/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a single by Alec Bohm during the second inning in Game 2 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove warms up as he takes part in batting practice ahead of Game 3 of the baseball NL Championship Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
            
              New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone watches play from the dugout during the eighth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) watches play from the dugout during the ninth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Houston. The Houston Astros won 4-2. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              San Diego Padres' Manny Machado watches his home run during the seventh inning in Game 2 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, left, and Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena (3) celebrate a win after Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Houston. The Houston Astros won 4-2. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              San Diego Padres catcher Austin Nola and relief pitcher Josh Hader celebrates their win in Game 2 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in San Diego.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) works during the fifth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Houston. . (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone watches play from the dugout during the eighth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) watches play from the dugout during the ninth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Houston. The Houston Astros won 4-2. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              San Diego Padres' Manny Machado watches his home run during the seventh inning in Game 2 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, left, and Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena (3) celebrate a win after Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Houston. The Houston Astros won 4-2. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              San Diego Padres catcher Austin Nola and relief pitcher Josh Hader celebrates their win in Game 2 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in San Diego.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) works during the fifth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Houston. . (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge walks off the field after celebrating with teammates after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. keeps watch during a practice ahead of Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series, in Houston, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              The MLB Post Season logo is reflected in the sunglasses of Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. during a practice ahead of Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series, in Houston, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              San Diego Padres celebrate after Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper was called out at first during the first inning in Game 1 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper watches after a home run during the fourth inning in Game 1 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              San Diego Padres' Austin Nola watches his RBI single during the seventh inning in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              New York Yankees Aaron Judge sprays champagne while celebrating with teammates after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians in Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              An empty bottle of champagne sits on home plate after the New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians in Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge walks off the field after celebrating with teammates after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. keeps watch during a practice ahead of Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series, in Houston, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              The MLB Post Season logo is reflected in the sunglasses of Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. during a practice ahead of Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series, in Houston, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              San Diego Padres celebrate after Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper was called out at first during the first inning in Game 1 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper watches after a home run during the fourth inning in Game 1 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              San Diego Padres' Austin Nola watches his RBI single during the seventh inning in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              New York Yankees Aaron Judge sprays champagne while celebrating with teammates after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians in Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              An empty bottle of champagne sits on home plate after the New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians in Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The Philadelphia Phillies celebrate a win over the Atlanta Braves after Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies won, 8-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Josh Hader celebrates after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Luis Garcia, right, celebrates with teammate relief pitcher Pierce Johnson after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Cleveland Guardians relief pitcher Emmanuel Clase warms up before Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series against the New York Yankees, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado, right, celebrates with relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              The Philadelphia Phillies celebrate a win over the Atlanta Braves after Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies won, 8-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Josh Hader celebrates after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Luis Garcia, right, celebrates with teammate relief pitcher Pierce Johnson after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Cleveland Guardians relief pitcher Emmanuel Clase warms up before Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series against the New York Yankees, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado, right, celebrates with relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              The Philadelphia Phillies celebrate a win over the Atlanta Braves after Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies won, 8-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Josh Hader celebrates after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Luis Garcia, right, celebrates with teammate relief pitcher Pierce Johnson after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Cleveland Guardians relief pitcher Emmanuel Clase warms up before Game 5 of an American League Division baseball series against the New York Yankees, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado, right, celebrates with relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              The Philadelphia Phillies celebrate a win over the Atlanta Braves after Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies won, 8-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Josh Hader celebrates after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Luis Garcia, right, celebrates with teammate relief pitcher Pierce Johnson after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Cleveland Guardians players watch from the dugout in the ninth inning of Game 4 of a baseball AL Division Series against the New York Yankees, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Cleveland. The Yankees defeated the Guardians. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Amed Rosario walks back to the dugout after striking out in the sixth inning of Game 4 of a baseball AL Division Series against the New York Yankees, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Andres Gimenez singles in the seventh inning of Game 4 of a baseball AL Division Series against the New York Yankees, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole, left, pitches to Cleveland Guardians' Steven Kwan, right, in the first inning of Game 4 of a baseball AL Division Series, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              New York Yankees' Wandy Peralta pitches in the ninth inning of Game 4 of a baseball AL Division Series against the Cleveland Guardians, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              New York Yankees' Oswaldo Cabrera, left, and Harrison Bader celebrate after the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Guardians in Game 4 of a baseball AL Division Series, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado, right, celebrates with relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone smiles as he answers a question during an interview following Game 4 of a baseball AL Division Series against the Cleveland Guardians, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
            
              The San Diego Padres pose for a picture after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              San Diego Padres pitcher Sean Manaea holds a goose decoy as he celebrates with teammates after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez, right, and Josh Naylor, left, celebrate with Amed Rosario, center, after the Guardians defeated the New York Yankees 6-5 in Game 3 of a baseball AL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins is doused after a win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies won, 8-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Seattle Mariners fans react after the Houston Astros scored during the 18th inning in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr., center, celebrates with pitcher Hector Neris, left, and pitcher Cristian Javier, right, after defeating the Seattle Mariners in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              The San Diego Padres pose for a picture after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              San Diego Padres pitcher Sean Manaea holds a goose decoy as he celebrates with teammates after the Padres defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez, right, and Josh Naylor, left, celebrate with Amed Rosario, center, after the Guardians defeated the New York Yankees 6-5 in Game 3 of a baseball AL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins is doused after a win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies won, 8-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Seattle Mariners fans react after the Houston Astros scored during the 18th inning in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr., center, celebrates with pitcher Hector Neris, left, and pitcher Cristian Javier, right, after defeating the Seattle Mariners in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez, right, and Josh Naylor, left, celebrate with Amed Rosario, center, after the Guardians defeated the New York Yankees 6-5 in Game 3 of a baseball AL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins is doused after a win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies won, 8-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Seattle Mariners fans react after the Houston Astros scored during the 18th inning in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr., center, celebrates with pitcher Hector Neris, left, and pitcher Cristian Javier, right, after defeating the Seattle Mariners in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Oscar Gonzalez, right, and Josh Naylor, left, celebrate with Amed Rosario, center, after the Guardians defeated the New York Yankees 6-5 in Game 3 of a baseball AL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins is doused after a win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies won, 8-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Seattle Mariners fans react after the Houston Astros scored during the 18th inning in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr., center, celebrates with pitcher Hector Neris, left, and pitcher Cristian Javier, right, after defeating the Seattle Mariners in Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              A logo for the baseball playoffs is on the field Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, the day before Game 3 of an AL Division Series between the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
            
              Atlanta Braves second baseman Vaughn Grissom (18) celebrates a win after the ninth inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves won 3-0. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Seattle Mariners first baseman Carlos Santana doubles against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning in Game 2 of an American League Division Series baseball game in Houston, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Atlanta Braves second baseman Vaughn Grissom (18) celebrates a win after the ninth inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves won 3-0. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Seattle Mariners first baseman Carlos Santana doubles against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning in Game 2 of an American League Division Series baseball game in Houston, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Shane Bieber pitches in the eighth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth watches his solo home run during the eighth inning in Game 2 of the baseball team's NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
            
              San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth connects for a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 2 of a baseball NL Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
            
              New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs onto the field during player introductions before Game 1 of an American League Division baseball series against the Cleveland Guardians, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              New York Yankees' Aaron Judge prepares to take batting practice before Game 1 of an American League Division series baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 2 of a baseball NL Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              New York Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Shane Bieber pitches in the eighth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges, left, talks with manager Terry Francona, right, during a pitching change in the tenth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber watches his RBI sacrifice fly against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning in Game 2 of an NL wild-card baseball playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Seattle Mariners, including Julio Rodriguez, second from left in front, celebrate in the clubhouse after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of a baseball AL wild-card playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth watches his solo home run during the eighth inning in Game 2 of the baseball team's NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
            
              San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth connects for a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 2 of a baseball NL Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
            
              New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes speaks during a news conference ahead of Game 2 of an American League Division series baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs onto the field during player introductions before Game 1 of an American League Division baseball series against the Cleveland Guardians, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              New York Yankees' Aaron Judge prepares to take batting practice before Game 1 of an American League Division series baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 2 of a baseball NL Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              New York Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Shane Bieber pitches in the eighth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim reacts as he flies out to end Game 1 of a baseball NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Chris Martin reacts after San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim flied out to end Game 1 of a baseball NL Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
            
              Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) celebrates with teammates after his three-run, walkoff home run against the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning in Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in Houston,Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim reacts as he flies out to end Game 1 of a baseball NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Chris Martin reacts after San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim flied out to end Game 1 of a baseball NL Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
            
              Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) celebrates with teammates after his three-run, walkoff home run against the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning in Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in Houston,Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim reacts as he flies out to end Game 1 of a baseball NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Chris Martin reacts after San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim flied out to end Game 1 of a baseball NL Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
            
              Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) celebrates with teammates after his three-run, walkoff home run against the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning in Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in Houston,Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges, left, talks with manager Terry Francona, right, during a pitching change in the tenth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber watches his RBI sacrifice fly against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning in Game 2 of an NL wild-card baseball playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Seattle Mariners, including Julio Rodriguez, second from left in front, celebrate in the clubhouse after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of a baseball AL wild-card playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges, left, talks with manager Terry Francona, right, during a pitching change in the tenth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber watches his RBI sacrifice fly against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning in Game 2 of an NL wild-card baseball playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Seattle Mariners, including Julio Rodriguez, second from left in front, celebrate in the clubhouse after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of a baseball AL wild-card playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges, left, talks with manager Terry Francona, right, during a pitching change in the tenth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Seattle Mariners, including Julio Rodriguez, second from left in front, celebrate in the clubhouse after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of a baseball AL wild-card playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges, left, talks with manager Terry Francona, right, during a pitching change in the tenth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber watches his RBI sacrifice fly against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning in Game 2 of an NL wild-card baseball playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges, left, talks with manager Terry Francona, right, during a pitching change in the tenth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber watches his RBI sacrifice fly against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning in Game 2 of an NL wild-card baseball playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Seattle Mariners, including Julio Rodriguez, second from left in front, celebrate in the clubhouse after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of a baseball AL wild-card playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Seattle Mariners, including Julio Rodriguez, second from left in front, celebrate in the clubhouse after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of a baseball AL wild-card playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Cleveland Guardians catcher Austin Hedges, left, talks with manager Terry Francona, right, during a pitching change in the tenth inning of a wild card baseball playoff game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Schwarber watches his RBI sacrifice fly against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning in Game 2 of an NL wild-card baseball playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              Seattle Mariners, including Julio Rodriguez, second from left in front, celebrate in the clubhouse after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of a baseball AL wild-card playoff series Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts hits a walk-off single to win a baseball game 3-2 against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Freddie Freeman scored. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              New York Yankees' Aaron Judge looks out before a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Jessie Alcheh)
            
              New York Mets designated hitter Pete Alonso (20) is congratulated by New York Mets Eduardo Escobar (10) after hitting a home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Scot Tucker)
            
              Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) throws to a Baltimore Orioles batter during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Tommy Gilligan)

Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies hoped to be in this position. Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros probably expected it.

Both playing their best ball of the season, the Phillies and Astros surged Saturday within one win of the World Series.

Harper delivered a go-ahead double as the Phillies, who were eight games below .500 going into June, beat San Diego 10-6 to take a 3-1 lead in the NL Championship Series.

“I believe our team is built for October, I really do,” Harper said.

The 106-win Astros have made it look easy against the Yankees in the AL Championship Series, blanking New York 5-0 for a 3-0 lead.

“Well, I don’t know if dominant’s the word,” Houston manager Dusty Baker said. “I mean, all of ’em are close except tonight. So I don’t think about being dominant. I just think about just scoring one more run than they score and winning the ballgame.”

Only once in MLB history has a team rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series — the Boston Red Sox did it against the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS.

Lance McCullers Jr. is set to start at Yankee Stadium as the Astros try for a sweep. Nestor Cortes starts for New York.

The Phillies try to close out the Padres at Citizens Bank Park.

Both pennants could be decided on same day for first time since 1992.

Here’s what else to know about the MLB playoffs Sunday:

SUNDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times ET)

NLCS Game 5: San Diego at Philadelphia, 2:37 p.m., FS1

ALCS Game 4: Houston at New York Yankees, 7:07 p.m., TBS

BOO WHO?

All season, Aaron Judge could do no wrong. As he hammered his way to an AL-record 62 home runs, made stellar defensive plays and cheered on his teammates, the New York slugger was showered with standing ovations and chants of “MVP!” at Yankee Stadium.

It’s been a different story and sound this postseason.

Judge was booed at home after striking out twice in going 0 for 4 on Saturday night. He is batting .156 with 14 strikeouts and two homers and three RBIs in the playoffs, including 1 for 12 against the Astros.

“I definitely understand their frustration. … I understand why there’s boos and why there’s yelling at times. We’ve got to pick it up as a team,” he said.

WHEELS UP

The pitching matchup for Game 5 of the NLCS is the same as the opener: Yu Darvish for the Padres against Zack Wheeler of the Phillies.

They both pitched well in Game 1, a 2-0 win for Philadelphia. Wheeler allowed just one hit in seven innings, striking out eight with one walk. Darvish also went seven innings and allowed three hits, including home runs by Harper and Kyle Schwarber.

“We only need to win one to get home. That’s what we’re concerned about tomorrow is winning one game. We have Yu on the mound. We have our best relievers available for multiple innings tomorrow, and our focus is to win one game and get it home,” Padres manager Bob Melvin said.

Phillies manager Rob Thomson liked the prospect of a well-rested Wheeler on the mound.

“It’s great, but it’s not over. They’ve got a pretty good guy going, too,” he said.

ON THE BOARD

Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros knew he’d get a hit, sooner or later. And later came in Game 3 of the ALCS.

The three-time batting champion ended the worst slump of his career — and the longest hitless drought ever by a player to start a postseason — at 0 for 25 when he doubled at Yankee Stadium.

Altuve’s hit came off Gerrit Cole. Smiling teammates raised their arms and banged the dugout railing to salute Altuve.

“I think it’s been obviously hard personally because you want to get up there and play good for your team. But it’s been a lot easier, too, because we’ve been winning,” Altuve said.

Previously, the worst drought of Altuve’s career was 0 for 19 in 2018.

The 5-foot-6 Altuve batted .300 with 28 homers and 57 RBIs during the regular season. The eight-time All-Star has 23 career postseason home runs, second in big league history behind Manny Ramirez (29).

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