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Verlander gem helps Astros force Game 7

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HOUSTON (AP) Justin Verlander remained perfect with the Houston Astros when they couldn't afford anything else.

The ace right-hander pitched seven shutout innings and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs during a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night that extended the AL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7.

"He's been everything that we could have hoped for and more," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said about Verlander. "He chose to come here for games like this and beyond."

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Rank Name R
1 A. Judge, NYY128
2t J. Altuve, Hou112
2t G. Springer, Hou112
4 J. Ramírez, Cle107
5 B. Dozier, Min106
6 M. Betts, Bos101
7t E. Andrus, Tex100
7t J. Upton, LAA100
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10 E. Hosmer, KC98
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NL Runs Scored
Rank Name R
1 C. Blackmon, Col137
2 G. Stanton, Mia123
3 P. Goldschmidt, Ari117
4 D. Gordon, Mia114
5 K. Bryant, ChC111
6 J. Votto, Cin106
7t N. Arenado, Col100
7t C. Yelich, Mia100
9 A. Rizzo, ChC99
10t B. Harper, Was95
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