Sign up today and save up to 67% on a Hartford Courant digital subscription

American League West

Keuchel, Astros still have something to prove against Yanks

For Dallas Keuchel, pitching on three days' rest for the Houston Astros in the American League wild-card game is just one more chance to prove a season's worth of doubters wrong. "I play with a chip on my shoulder," Keuchel said Monday at Yankee Stadium. "I think a lot of the guys do in there as well. And we'll always carry that." Before they take on a pitcher who shut them out twice this season, the New York Yankees faced another difficult challenge: Clubhouse leader CC Sabathia is not going to be with the team in the postseason because he is checking into an alcohol rehabilitation center. "For tomorrow, not just for the team, but maybe we can...