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Bring On The Dodgers! Astros Blank Yankees In Game 7 To Win AL Pennant

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The Houston Astros are headed to the Fall Classic!

Game 7 last night in Houston saw the Astros blank the New York Yankees 4-0, as Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined to toss a three-hit shutout.

Morton was everything the Astros could’ve hoped for and more, going the first five innings with five strikeouts on just 54 pitches (threw 18 in fifth).

McCullers sealed the deal with his first career save, striking out six in the final four innings on 54 pitches.

Check out the insane way he closed it out:

Straight up filth.

The Astros’ scoring came in the fourth and fifth innings. Evan Gattis got Houston on the board with a solo shot in the fourth, Jose Altuve followed it up with one of his own the next inning, followed by a two-out, two-run double by Brian McCann to chase Yankees’ reliever Tommy Kahnle.

CC Sabathia started and took the loss for New York, allowing one run in the first 3 1/3 innings on 65 pitches. He gave up five hits, walked three, and didn’t strike out a batter. Kahnle allowed three hits on four runs in his 1 1/3 innings of work.

Adam Warren and David Robertson (two innings) recorded the final ten outs for New York.

Houston’s Game 7 win definitely didn’t lack in the history department:

New York’s loss ended a long streak for their franchise:

What an ALCS we just witnessed, in which the home team won every game. You know how rare that is? It’s now happened five times in the 172 all-time MLB postseason Game 7s.

Home field advantage working out at its best!

To no one’s surprise, Justin Verlander earned MVP honors:

Good for the Astros. With everything their city’s gone through recently, it definitely felt fitting.

The World Series starts this Tuesday in Los Angeles at 8 PM ET. Dallas Keuchel gets the ball for the Astros opposed by Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw- who finally gets to pitch in a Fall Classic. We’ll see if that proves to be a bad thing for Houston!

Stay tuned everybody. This is going to be one hell of a series. Make sure to follow us on Twitter at @HomeRunDaily for full coverage and live, in-game tweets!

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Astros’ Joe Smith Undergoes Surgery For Torn Achilles Tendon

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Houston Astros right hander Joe Smith has undergone surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon in his left leg, the team announced on Thursday (h/t the Houston Chronicle).

Smith, 34, is set to earn $8 million for the 2019 season, which is the 2nd year of a two year pact he inked with Houston.

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Astros Sign Robinson Chirinos to One-Year Deal

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The Houston Astros are signing free agent catcher Robinson Chirinos to a one-year deal with $5.75 million, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Chirinos had a career year in 2017 while playing for the Texas Rangers, but had a dramatic dip in production during the 2018 season and was no brought back by the team. Chirinos isn’t considered a defensive stud behind the plate either, and will join Max Stassi in the Astros catching rotation.

 

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Astros Reportedly Make Offer to Charlie Morton

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The Houston Astros are reportedly interested in retaining one of their own, making an initial offer to right hander Charlie Morton, according to USA Today Sports’ Bob Nightengale.

Houston surprisingly declined to make a qualifying offer recently, and according to the report the Astros made a one-year offer to Morton with an option for the second year.

Morton, 35, did say that he would love to return to Houston this season.

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