Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros were dominant in the AL Wild Card Game, defeating the New York Yankees 3-0 and advancing to the ALDS for the first time since 2005.
The former Razorback baffled hitters in his postseason debut, tossing six shutout innings and allowing three hits despite pitching on just three days rest. He struck out seven.
Keuchel has been outstanding this season, compiling a 20-8 record with a 2.48 ERA in 33 regular season starts.
An AL Cy Young Award candidate, Keuchel finished the regular season by leading the American League in wins, wins above replacement, innings pitched and WHIP. The left-hander is second in ERA, hits per nine innings and home runs per nine innings.
Keuchel is expected to make his next start on Sunday in Game 3 at Minute Maid Park, where he has been filthy this year. He posted a 15-0 record and 1.46 ERA at his home ballpark in the regular season, the most wins are the most by an undefeated starter at home in MLB history.
A three-year letterwinner for Arkansas, Keuchel went 9-3 with a 3.92 ERA for the Razorbacks in 2009. He helped the team advance to the College World Series in Omaha for the sixth time in school history.