Houston Astros Advance to World Series
The Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 4-0 in an electrifying game seven of the ALCS. Charlie Morton (win) and Lance McCullers Jr. (save) combined for nine innings pitched three hits and no runs given up. They only walked two batters and struck out 11 batters.
Evan Gattis hit a solo homer for the Astros in the fourth inning. In the top of the fifth inning with one out, Alec Bregman threw out Greg Bird at home and the momentum shifted. That momentum followed Houston into the bottom of the fifth inning. Jose Altuve hit a solo homer and Brian McCann hit a two-run double.
C.C. Sabathia was the losing pitcher for the New York Yankees. He pitched in 3.1 innings and gave up five hits. Sabathia gave up a run and three walks. The Yankees will be back once again next year.
Justin Verlander was named ALCS MVP. He deserves it, but I thought it was going to go to Jose Altuve. The last time two teams over 100 wins made it to the World Series was in 1970. The Baltimore Orioles (108 wins) vs Cincinnati Reds (102 wins). Baltimore won that series in five games.
The Houston Astros are going to the World Series for the second time in franchise history. This is the first time for them as a member of the American League. Houston made it to the World Series in the 2005 season and they were swept by the Chicago White Sox.
Game one of the World Series begins on Tuesday Night between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers.