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Houston Astros News: October 22, 2017

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Houston Astros news and notes from around the league for Saturday, October 22, 2017.

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Houston Astros News

Astros Become 1st Team to Win the Pennant in Both the AL and the NL | Bleacher Report
Fact: By defeating the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series, the Houston Astros became the first team in MLB history to win pennants in both the American League and the National League...

Led by Jose Altuve, Astros' journey to World Series shows the heart of a champion
The Astros' roster might have been assembled with a healthy dose of new-age analytics, but there's no underestimating the importance of tenacity and togetherness in their run through October.

Los Andeles Dodgers vs. Houston Astros: Star-studded World Series will hinge on depth
This is one Fall Classic that has a great chance to live up to its name, but the key to a championship might not come down to Jose Altuve or Clayton Kershaw.

Houston Astros shut out New York Yankees in ALCS Game 7 to reach World Series
It took ALCS MVP Justin Verlander pitching seven scoreless innings in Game 6 to help Houston extend the series, but the Astros were finally able to put away the upstart Yankees in Saturday night's Game 7 en route to their first World Series since 2005.

The Astros are in the World Series because of this Alex Bregman throw - SBNation.com
The Astros won the pennant, and it might have been a daring, dumb, brilliant throw that got them there.

Astros’ bats wake up, tripping alarm for Yankees | Newsday
HOUSTONThe World Series is still there waiting for the Yankees, the path to Los Angeles clearly marked. That’s the good news.The bad? The safety net

Astros manager A.J. Hinch looks ahead to the World Series: 'We're going to bring back four wins' | FOX Sports
"We came home to win this in front of you fans." Houston manager A.J. Hinch with Tom Verducci on the podium after the Astros clinched the AL pennant

Bold predictions as Astros enter World Series | abc13.com
A sea of orange swarmed Minute Maid Park tonight. A fan named Marco dressed in an orange wig, glasses with an "H" on each lens and large logo necklace said, "The energy is incredible."

Evan Gattis' massive home run gives Astros the lead over the Yankees | FOX Sports
Evan Gattis's massive home run puts the Astros ahead 1-0


MLB News

ALCS 2017: Alex Bregman, Brian McCann rob Yankees of tying run - SBNation.com
This defensive play was wonderful in Game 7 of the ALCS.

ALCS 2017: Yankees Aaron Judge sets record for postseason strikeouts - SBNation.com
An ignominious end for one of the season’s best surprises.

ALCS results 2017: Astros beat Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 - SBNation.com
This year’s Fall Classic will be the Dodgers versus the Astros.

Astros-Dodgers is the World Series matchup we deserve - SBNation.com
Sunday morning’s Say Hey, Baseball includes a tremendous World Series matchup, Justin Verlander’s ALCS MVP honors, and the youth in this year’s postseason.

Highlights from the Astros’ ALCS Game 7 win over the Yankees - SBNation.com
The 2017 postseason has its Game 7. We’ll know for sure who will meet the Dodgers in the World Series after this Yankees-Astros showdown.