Astros Shutout Yankees, Headed to World Series
The Houston Astros shutout the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday night to win their first pennant since 2005.
Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers Jr combined in the three-hit shutout, striking out eleven batters combined and each walking just one. Evan Gattis got Houston on the board in the fourth inning with a long-solo homer. In the fifth, Jose Altuve hit a solo-homer of his own before ex-Yankee Brian McCann added a two-run double.
The Yankee offense was held to just 3 total runs in the four games played in Houston during the series. Conversely, the pinstripes tallied 18 runs in their three home games in the Bronx.
C.C. Sabathia took the loss going three and a third innings, yielding one run on five hits and three walks.
Aaron Judge was unable to deliver offensively in Game 7, but did rob Houston's Yuli Gurriel of a home run in the second inning.
Houston's Justin Verlander was named ALCS MVP, pitching a combined 16 innings over two starts while giving up just one-run and striking out 21.
The Astros advance to the Fall Classic where they'll meet the Los Angeles Dodgers.