Astros sweep Indians to advance to ALCS


CLEVELAND - The Houston Astros are advancing to the American League Championship series after sweeping the Cleveland Indians on Monday. The Astros trailed 2-1 in the top of the seventh but a two-run double by Marwin Gonzalez would be part of three runs scored in the inning to give Houston a 4-2 lead. The Astros would bust the game wide open when shortstop Carlos Correa belted a three-run homerun in the top of the eighth inning. It was part of a 6-run inning as the Astros went on to crush the Indians 11-3.


Dallas Keuchel started Game 3 and pitched five solid inning giving up two runs, but Collin McHugh would pick up the win in relief. Outfielder George Springer blasted two home runs in the game.

The Astros will now await to see who they play in the ALCS as the Yankees and Red Sox are tied 1-1 in their ALDS series. If the Yankees were to win, the Astros would have home field advantage but should the Red Sox prevail, the series would open at Boston's Fenway Park.


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