Astros reach World Series with rout of Red Sox in ALCS Game 6

The Astros are going to the World Series.

Houston defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-0 in Game 6 of the ALCS in Houston on Friday night to win the series and punch their ticket to the Fall Classic.

Carlos Correa and the Astros are going to the World Series.

Yordan Alvarez’s double put Houston up 1-0 in the first inning and later scored on a double-play ball from Kyle Tucker in the sixth to make it 2-0. The Astros got 5 2/3 scoreless inning from starter Luis Garcia. Tucker put the game out or reach with a three-run homer in the eighth.

The Astros last played in the World Series in 2019, losing to the Nationals. They won it all in 2017 under the eventual cloud of a sign stealing scandal than turning them into one of MLB’s most hated teams. Houston will face the winner of the NLCS between the Braves and Dodgers. Atlanta leads the series 3-2.