Vote: How will the ALCS play out from here?

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

With the New York Yankees' exciting comeback victory over the Houston Astrosin Tuesday's Game 4, the series has been reset at 2-2. Both teams have held down their home field, but now the pressure is on for what is effectively a best-of-three series.

What are the biggest concerns for each team? And who do you think will come out on top?

The Astros have gotten stellar starting pitching, but their offense and bullpen have sputtered through four games. The Yankees, meanwhile, have the challenge of facing Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander after they each pitched gems in Games 1 and 2. Plus, the prospect of having to win on the road in October, when the series returns to Houston for Game 6, is always an extra challenge.

Game 5 begins Wednesday at 5:08 p.m. ET as Keuchel opposes Masahiro Tanaka.

--Sam Henken