They've been the two best teams in the league all season, and now, for the third time in six years, the American League Championship Series comes down to a straight shootout between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros.
The Houston Astros have overcome the New York Yankees and will be heading onto the World Series to face the Philadelphia Phillies. It took Houston just four games to dispatch the Yankees in what was more than a one-sided affair. Backed by strong pitching, tight defense and big bats, the Astros had no trouble moving through the ALCS and onto the final round of the MLB playoffs — the 2022 World Series.
Yearning for 2022 World Series action? We've got a full guide on how to watch the World Series live as well.
Not content with being the AL's king of home runs, Judge underlined his clutch credentials by registering his fourth home run in a winner-take-all playoff game - more than anybody else, including teammate Giancarlo Stanton. It helped the Yankees clinch a 3-2 victory over the Guardians, but that's not even the hard part.
The Astros cruised to victory over the Mariners on Saturday, giving them three days off compared to none for the Yankees, but there's something to be said for momentum, especially during this relentless playoff schedule.
Houston, of course, have a couple of diamonds of their own, in AL Cy Young Award front-runner Justin Verlander and Jose Altuve, who's been quiet through the postseason so far. Will he explode into life here?
Follow on as we explain how to see a Yankees vs Astros live stream and watch ALCS 2022 from wherever you are in the world.
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How to watch Yankees vs Astros: live stream ALCS in the US without cable
In the US, TBS is showing the entire Yankees vs Astros ALCS.
However, it's worth bearing in mind that Fox and FS1 are showing the concurrent National League Championship Series, and that the World Series will air exclusively on Fox.
Covering all your bases isn't as tricky as it might seem, even if you don't want the commitment or expense of cable.
The cheapest way to watch Yankees vs Astros without cable
If you subscribe to Sling or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.
How to watch Yankees vs Astros from outside your country
Scroll down for all the ways you can watch the Yankees vs Astros series online in a number of countries around the world. But first, you should know that if you're abroad at any point during the playoffs, you probably won't be able to tune in like you normally would at home.
This is because of geo-blocking, a digital restriction that makes certain streaming services accessible in the region they're based in, and nowhere else.
When this is the case, the simplest and most reliable solution is to use a VPN service to change your IP address to a different location. This will generally let you tune in to your home coverage, and means you don't have to trawl the sketchier corners of the internet for an illegal stream.
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2022 ALCS schedule & TV channels
(All times ET)
Wednesday, October 19
Game 1: Yankees 2 - Astros 4
Thursday, October 20
Game 2: Yankees 2 - Astros 3
Saturday, October 22
Game 3: Astros 5 - Yankees 0
Sunday, October 23
Game 4: Astros 6 - Yankees 5
Monday, October 24
4.07pm - Astros vs Yankees Game 5*, TBS
Tuesday, October 25
6.07pm - Yankees vs Astros Game 6*, TBS
Wednesday, October 26
7.37pm - Yankees vs Astros Game 7*, TBS
(* = if required)
How to watch Yankees vs Astros: live stream ALCS in Canada
Every single game of the Yankees vs Astros ALCS is being shown on Sportsnet. If you don't have the channel on cable, a subscription to its Sportsnet Now streaming service starts at $14.99 per month.
Select games are also being shown on RDS and TVA Sports, which will let you tune in online, too - either by registering with details of your pay TV provider, or by signing up for a standalone streaming package.
Using a VPN is the way to get a Yankees vs Astros live stream if you're away from Canada when the game you want to watch is on.
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How to watch Yankees vs Astros: live stream Major League Baseball ALCS in the UK
BT Sport is showing every game of the 2022 MLB ALCS in the UK, but be warned that much of the action is scheduled to take place late at night.
BT has a £25 Monthly Pass, so you can get everything BT Sport has to offer without a long-term commitment.
The BT Sport app will let subscribers tune in on any number of devices, including mobiles, tablets, consoles and smart TVs.
If you're currently outside the UK and want to watch the Yankees vs Astros series like you would at home, don't worry about geo-blocks on your account – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action.
Major League Baseball ALCS live stream: how to watch Yankees vs Astros online in Australia
Baseball fans in Australia can watch each game of the Yankees vs Astros ALCS on ESPN and via Foxtel.
If you don't have ESPN as part of a pay TV package, your best option is to sign up for the excellent Kayo Sports streaming service.
Kayo lets you stream on two devices with its $27.50 per month Basic plan, and on three devices with its $35 Premium plan, and both come with a FREE 14-day trial.
Kayo also gives you access to over 50 other sports including the NFL, NHL, F1, cricket, NRL... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Foxtel.
Don't forget, you can take your MLB coverage abroad with you as well. For those wanting to watch home coverage of sports from overseas, a good VPN is the solution.
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Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.