The Astros doubled up the Royals, 4-2, at Minute Maid Park to take a 2-to-1 lead in the best-of-five.
The Blue Jays avoided elimination with a 5-1 win over the Rangers in Arlington powered by a homerun and four RBIs from Troy Tulowitzki.
Both series resume today.
The National League Division Series are also continuing today.
The Cardinals and Cubs play at Wrigley Field, while the Mets meet the Dodgers at Citi Field.
Each series is knotted up at one through two games.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports