Astros sweep Yankees to advance to World Series

Jordan Alvarez and Alex Bregman delivered big hits and the Houston Astros entered the World Series again, ending New York’s four-game sweep of the AL Championship Series with a 6–5 victory on Sunday night, a win over the Yankees. and was aided by defensive gaffes.

Taking advantage of a costly error by second baseman Gleber Torres to build up a rally going forward in the seventh inning, the Astros took their second straight and fourth win in six years.

Rookie shortstop Jeremy Pea hit a three-run homer off ailing Yankees starter Nestor Cortés and helped the AL West champions recover from an opening 3-0 deficit.

Championship Series - Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees - Game Four
The Houston Astros celebrate defeating the New York Yankees in game four of the American League Championship Series to advance to the World Series at Yankee Stadium on October 23, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

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Houston will start the World Series against Friday night at home Bryce Harper and the Wild-Card Philadelphia Phillieswho beat San Diego earlier in the day to close out a best-of-seven NLCS in five games.

This was the first time since 1992 that both the penalties were settled on the same day.

After losing to Atlanta in last year’s World Series, Houston earned a fifth pennant in franchise history and another chance at their second World Series championship.

The team’s 2017 title was tainted by a cheating scandal.

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