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Gerrit Cole, unbeaten since May, faces Yanks in game 3

With the Astros and Yankees tied at one game apiece in the AL Championship Series, Gerrit Cole is 18-0 in his last 24 starts heading into his matchup Tuesday night against New York ace Luis Severino.

“It’s a blast. This is the big stage,” Astros manager AJ Hinch said. “It’s rowdy from the first pitch on. It will bring some adrenaline out of you.”

Gerrit Cole

Yankees manager Aaron Boone marvels at Cole’s “ability to really pitch at the top of the strike zone with his high-end fastball and really command it up there. Throw it at the top or expand just enough to get swings. And then a couple of electric breaking balls.”

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