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Astros advance to World Series after taking Yankees in Game 7

Astros advance to World Series after taking Yankees in Game 7 Astros advance to World Series after taking Yankees in Game 7
Alejandro Castrejon | Octubre 24, 2017, 13:41

Beyond the runs scored, the Astros saw their most important hitters snap out of their recent funks in Game 6, and just in time for the decisive Game 7.

All the Yankees had to do was win one of two, and they'd be flying to Los Angeles on Sunday to open the World Series on Tuesday night against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

Fox will televise each game, all of which will begin at 8 p.m. ET. The Rockets stole Game 1 in Los Angeles, where the Lakers were 39-5 that season. He said there are some particular matchups the Astros like with the bullpen guys or starters in the 'pen. He enters the game 0-for-21 during the ALCS.

Since 2000, 19 franchises have reached the Fall Classic, with 11 winning the championship.

"He's the best hitter I've ever seen", Astros shortstop Carlos Correa said after Game 6, and he might as well play that comment on a loop after almost every game.

"I know this offense is just a monster", said Justin Verlander, the hero in Game 6. And though Cashman has stated he'd like to remain, Girardi has been more secretive about his intentions.

Third baseman Alex Bregman made a strong throw to the plate, and catcher Brian McCann held the ball despite Greg Bird's feet-first slide into his mitt to cut down a run in the fifth inning. "To get that hit was big".

The Chicago Cubs were plagued throughout the playoffs because they were out pitched, due to the lackluster performances from the bullpen against the Dodgers in the NLCS.

In Game 7, Altuve's big hit came in the fifth inning. The energy level was through the roof, but I don't want it to detract from the first 18 years of my career.

"Now, have there been some good things that've happened along the way?" Notably, they have ace Clayton Kershaw, who is a three-time NL Cy Young award winner. An already frenzied atmosphere in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field got even crazier when outfielder Moises Alou hit another two-run homer the following inning, giving the Cubbies a 5-3 lead and giving the fans the feeling that it was finally their time.

Oakland Athletics: Moneyball earned them eight postseason appearances and only one ALCS. If the Dodgers have a late-inning lead, then they have a massive advantage over any team. Judge, who robbed Yuli Gurriel of a home run in the second inning, wasn't going to bring this one back, but Altuve couldn't be sure. They also have a deeper bench (e.g. speed with Jacoby Ellsbury, power with Matt Holliday, defense with Ronald Torreyes).