Sunday October 11th, 2015

Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel picked up right where he left off in last Tuesday’s AL wild-card game, helping Houston to a 4–2 win over the Kansas City Royals, and giving the Astros a 2–1 lead in the ALDS.

Keuchel tossed seven innings of one-run ball to earn the victory, allowing just five hits and three walks while striking out seven.

Catcher Jason Castro started the scoring for Houston with a two-run single in the fifth inning to put the Astros ahead 2–1.

Carlos Gomez later singled in a run in the sixth to put them ahead for good 3–1, and Chris Carter added a solo shot in the seventh. 

Astros closer Luke Gregerson entered in the ninth and picked up the save despite allowing a solo home run to Royals outfielder Alex Gordon.

The teams will stay in Houston for a potential series-clinching Game 4 on Monday at 1:07 p.m. ET.

2015 MLB postseason schedule: Start times, TV listings, recaps

- Kenny Ducey

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