No matter how many years pass, few of us old enough to understand the scope of what happened on September 11, 2001 will ever forget those video images of planes flying through skyscrapers, which then crumbled into dust. Perhaps out of psychological necessity, we have distanced ourselves from the visceral emotions of that day.
The Astros shut down the Yankees in the AL wild-card game, winning 3-0 behind solo home runs by Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez. Houston 20-game winner Dallas Keuchel allowed three singles and struck out seven before departing after six innings in his first career start on three days' rest. Masahiro Tanaka served up both home runs, the only runs he allowed in five innings.