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Astros 4, Yankees 0: Houston punches ticket to the World Series

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Charlie Morton sets the tone with five strong innings in game seven.

League Championship Series - New York Yankees v Houston Astros - Game Seven Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

The Houston Astros and New York Yankees entered a do-or-die game on Saturday in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series.

From start to finish, the Astros showed they were the team that deserved to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2017 World Series. Charlie Morton pitched five strong innings and home runs from Evan Gattis and Jose Altuve to help the Astros win 4-0.

Morton didn't need more then four pitches per at-bat to get through four innings against the Yankees. He worked around a lead off double from Greg Bird. Alex Bregman cut down Bird at the plate with a perfect throw to Brian McCann at the plate.

The Astros already led 1-0 after a home run from Gattis in the fourth inning.

But Houston broke the game open against CC Sabathia in the fifth inning. Former Yankee Brian McCann delivered a two-run double to put Houston up 4-0.

Lance McCullers entered the game for his second relief appearance of the playoffs and dominated for four innings.

George Springer collected the final out with fly ball to center field and raised his hand up with one finger in the air.

For the second time in franchise history, the Houston Astros are going to the World Series.