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Astros sweep the Indians - heading back to ALCS

October 08, 2018 - 4:51 pm

Cleveland (SPORTSRADIO 610) - The Houston Astros completed the sweep of the Cleveland Indians and are moving to the American League Championship Series. Who will the play? We'll know if they will face the New York Yankee or the Boston Redsox within the next three days.

The Astros starting pitchers controlled this ALDS. Verlander and Cole dominated games 1 & 2 and Dallas Keuchel went five innings, allowed four hits and two earned runs in the no-decision. 

George Springer's early first-pitch "dinger" tied things up at one in the fifth and tied an American League record for hitting a home run in their 12th consecutive postseason game. 

Springer also set an Astros postseason record with his ninth and tenth home runs in his postseason career.

The Astros bullpen combined for three scoreless innings and the offense opened up in the seventh inning when Marwin Gonzalez doubled to left - scoring Altuve and Bregman and pushing Gurriel to third.

Not to be lost in the win, Carlos Correa's first hit of the series was a three-run home run to right field, scoring Gurriel and Gonzalez and giving the Astros an 11-2 lead in the 8th. The home run moved Correa into a three-way tie for the second most postseason home runs in Astros history.

Final score 11-3 | Astros win the ALDS 3-0

W: Collin McHugh 

L: Trevor Bauer

 

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