Astros Win Game 7, Head to World Series
They lost 3 in a row, came back
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 21, 2017 10:37 PM CDT
Houston Astros' Jose Altuve celebrates as he crosses home after hitting a home run during the fifth inning of Game 7 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Saturday,...   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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(Newser) – Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined for a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series, the AP reports. Just four years removed from their third straight 100-loss season in 2013, the Astros shut down the Yankees for two straight games after dropping three in a row in the Bronx. Next up for the Astros: Game 1 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Houston aces Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander will have plenty of rest, too, before the matchup begins at Dodger Stadium.

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