With the New York Yankees tying the game at four in the top of the ninth-inning on a two-run homer by D.J. LeMahieu off of Roberto Osuna, the Houston Astros needed to find some heroics themselves.
New York’s closer Aroldis Chapman retired the first two batters in the bottom of the ninth-inning and he walked George Springer with two outs.
Jose Altuve was the next batter up and he saw a curveball and crushed it to left-center and it was a walk-off two-run homer that sends Houston to the World Series for the second time in three seasons, in a 6-4 Game 6 win over the Yankees.
Altuve was the ALCS MVP in this series and it would not be surprising to see him win the World Series MVP if the Astros were able to find a way to beat the Washington Nationals in the World Series.
Houston struck first in Game 6 in the first-inning on a three-run homer by Yuli Gurriel off of Chad Greene.
Gary Sanchez had an RBI single for New York in the second-inning.
Gio Urshela hit a solo homer for the New York Yankees in the fourth-inning off of Jose Urquidy.
Alex Bregman had an RBI groundout in the sixth-inning for the Houston Astros and it allowed Jose Altuve to score from first base.
Roberto Ozuna (1-1) was the winning pitcher in this game for Houston and he also blew a save in this game. Ozuna pitched one inning and gave up two hits and two runs. He also struck out two batters.
Aroldis Chapman (0-1) was the losing pitcher in this gamr for New York. He pitched 0.2 innings and Chapman gave up one hit and two runs. He walked one batter and struck out one.
Chad Green was the starting pitcher in this game for the Yankees. He pitched one inning and gave up two hits and three runs. Green walked one batter and struck out one.
Brad Peacock was the starting pitcher in this game for the Astros. He pitched 1.2 innings and gave up two hits and one run. Peacock walked one batter and struck out two.
The New York Yankees season ends in disappointment. This team won 104 games during the regular season and their expectations of winning the World Series fell short.
General Manager Brian Cashman needs to find a way to acquire or sign some starting pitching in the offseason.
The Houston Astros are in the World Series for the third time in franchise history. They will look for their second World Series title in franchise history. Houston won it all in 2017 against the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games.
The Astros beat them in a Game 7 on the road by a score of 5-1.
Game 1 of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros will be on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The projected starting pitchers for this game is unknown.