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The Houston Astros Sweep the Indians on Their Road to the World Series

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#NeverSettle is the mantra this year for the 2017 World Series Champs, The Houston Astros. They’re soon to be 2018 World Series bound if Houston has anything to say about it. The Astros have more than proven themselves and shown the world they are fully capable of taking back-to-back World Series championships as they swept the Cleveland Indians on Monday, October 8 to win the American League Division Series (ALDS) 11-3!

This Houston, Texas, team came to play, and they did just that. Each player from this relentless bullpen stepped up to bat and showcased pure talent. After what seemed to be a slow start to the third game in the series, it soon turned out to be an embarrassing upset starting in the 5th inning thanks to the clear headliner of the day George Springer and his Springer Dingers, as they are affectionately called by the fans. Springer’s fifth-inning home run off the Indians’ pitcher Mike Clevinger tied the game at 1-1. But it was his solo home-run in the 8th inning, his third of this postseason, that made the 10-2 lead they garnered at this point all the sweeter. Not to be outdone, Carlos Correa hit a three-run homer, and Marwin González hit a two-run double.

“The Houston Astros tied an American League record Monday by hitting a home run in their 12th consecutive postseason game,” shared ESPN.com. “Springer’s first-pitch home run into the left-field seats was his second of the series and ninth in the postseason in his career, an Astros team record. Springer has hit a home run in six of his last seven postseason games.”

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The Astros started out the season with a few challenging injuries in Carlos Correa and MVP Jose Altuve. However, they finished strong on their road to victory, winning 103 games going into the ALDS series against the Indians, a franchise record. The team has dominated in every aspect of the series from the starting line-up of batters to the amazing pitching of Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, and Dallas Keuchel in this series sweep. All under the phenomenal leadership of their manager AJ Hinch, leading the way.

Houston fans filled Minute Maid Stadium back home on Monday to watch their team once again advance to the American League Championship Series (ALCS). Many can arguably state that the Astros do not get the respect they have earned and deserve, having the World Series champs play a mid-day game instead of primetime. Hopefully, this series has definitely put a question mark at the end of anybody’s speculation as to whether or not they can be the 2018 World Series Champions!

As for the next game up, they now wait for the winner of the series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. If the Yankees win their series, they advance to play the Astros back at Minute Maid Park for game one of the ALCS on Saturday, October 13, 2018.