Astros Advance to World Series

Billy Woods | October 20th, 2019

The Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees, 4-2, in the ALCS to advance to play the Washington Nationals in the World Series.

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Starting on the mound for the Yankees was Chad Green, who allowed Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman to get on base, before allowing Yuli Gurriel to hit a 356-foot home run. After just one inning of play, the Astros were ahead 3-0 in a must-win game for the Yankees.

The Yankees, known for their offensive firepower, fought back. Brad Peacock, on the mound for the Astros, allowed a run to score in the top of the second inning; a single from Gary Sanchez.

Third baseman Gio Urshela homered off Jose Urquidy in the top of the fourth inning to narrow to Astros lead to one run.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Bregman scored Altuve to extend the lead to 4-2. The Yankees approached the top of the ninth inning ready to attack. DJ LeMahieu hit a two-run home run to even the score in the top of the ninth inning.

With George Springer on base in the bottom of the ninth inning, Altuve approached the plate. The Yankees had Aroldis Chapman on mound, who is known for his high-speed pitches. Altuve saw a pitch he liked and hit a two-run home run to advance the Astros to their second straight World Series.

The Yankees didn’t win a World Series this decade, which marks the first decade since the 1910s that the organization hasn’t won in a decade.

The Astros look to repeat against the Nationals, who are playing in their first World Series as an organization. The Astros led the MLB with 107 wins and have Gerrit Cole ready to start for Game 1 on Oct. 22.

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