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It was game 7 of the American League Championship Series and the Houston Astros were able to silence the New York Yankees bats with the help of former Tampa Catholic star pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. He came in relief after Charlie Morton and the duo combined for a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Astros reached the World Series for only the second time by shutting out the Yankees 4-0 Saturday night.
Late this afternoon in the Bronx standing on the mound for the Houston Astros will be the pride of Tampa Catholic High School, Lance McCullers Jr. In the important Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, it will be McCullers Jr. who gets the ball because the Astros see him as one of their long-term pitching aces.
Back in the Bronx, the big guys delivered. Greeted by an array of “All Rise” signs in a ballpark that fits their style, Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made a pair of sparkling catches, leading CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 8-1 Monday night and cutting their deficit to 2-1 in the AL Championship Series.
The American League Championship Series moves from Houston to New York City and the Yankees hope to flip the script on the Astros. Houston is heading into the Bronx up 2-0 as game 3 will be played tonight at Yankee Stadium.
With each stinging line drive, Jose Altuve is putting his stamp on this October. Same with every pitch from Justin Verlander, no matter the inning or score.
The Houston Astros poured back onto the field after advancing to their first AL Championship Series, posing for pictures with the Green Monster as a backdrop before a few players bellyflopped in the puddles in the infield dirt.
Hanley Ramirez waved a “Believe in Boston” flag during pregame introductions, drawing cheers from a Fenway Park crowd fearful of a second straight postseason sweep.
Win and move on to the AL Championship Series is the goal for the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox this afternoon as the two teams shift the series to Boston.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Jose Altuve homered and the Houston bullpen pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings as the Astros beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 on Thursday in the last game before they return to their flood-ravaged home city.