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The Astros marched into the Bronx and blanked the Yankees, 3-0, on Tuesday night in the first postseason game of 2015, advancing to the American League Division Series to face the Royals.

Ace Dallas Keuchel led the way, but he wasn't the only Houston player to step up in the AL Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser. Here's a look at the players who made a difference.

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The Astros marched into the Bronx and blanked the Yankees, 3-0, on Tuesday night in the first postseason game of 2015, advancing to the American League Division Series to face the Royals.

Ace Dallas Keuchel led the way, but he wasn't the only Houston player to step up in the AL Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser. Here's a look at the players who made a difference.

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1. Gomez shows pop

Gif: Carlos Gomez hits homer

The Astros picked up right where they left off in the regular season, as Carlos Gomez and Colby Rasmus both went yard early. Houston finished second in the Majors with 230 home runs during the regular season.

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2. Field of Dreams

Gif: Altuve and Correa celebrate with handshake

After a complete performance, the Astros celebrate on the Yankee Stadium infield.

3. Rasmus with bat flip, too

Gif: Colby Rasmus HR batflip AL Wild Card Game

Rasmus knew this one was gone from the moment it left his bat, and he followed it up with a textbook bat flip. It was the seven-year veteran's first career postseason homer.

4. Billy Crystal disapproves

Gif: Billy Crystal reacts to strike z

Noted Yankees fan Billy Crystal took issue with the strike zone from his seat at Yankee Stadium.

5. Altuve reaches out

Gif: Jose Altuve RBI single

A remarkable swing by Jose Altuve extended the Astros' lead to 3-0.

6. Springer shows range

Gif: George Springer makes running catch

George Springer robbed Alex Rodriguez of extra bases in the right-field corner.

7. Correa's glove on display

Gif: Carlos Correa makes flip play

American League Rookie of the Year Award candidate Carlos Correa maintained his balance up the middle to make an impressive snag and flip to Altuve at second.

8. Astros celebrate

Gif: Astros celebrate victory

Keuchel and the Astros stormed the field to celebrate after advancing to the ALDS.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com.