Astros vs. Yankees AL Championship Series Preview

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 08: Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Jose Altuve #27 after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox during game three of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 08: Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Jose Altuve #27 after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox during game three of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 08: Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Jose Altuve #27 after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox during game three of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 08: Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Jose Altuve #27 after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox during game three of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

The Astros finished first in the majors in runs scored, team batting average, doubles, on-base percentage, slugging and OPS. They also finished second in home runs, only to the Yankees. New York, however, finished seventh in batting average, second in runs scored, third in on-base percentage and third in slugging.

MVP frontrunner Jose Altuve had a strong Division Series, hitting .533 with three homers and four walks. Aaron Judge, however, hit just .050 with 16 strikeouts against Cleveland. The Yankees have some quality hitters, but the Astros’ offense is just too strong and deep.

Edge: Astros

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