The Houston Astros are heading back to the American League Championship Series (ALCS) for the fourth straight year. They would defeat the Oakland Athletics in a battle of the American League(AL) West, in their ALDS match-up.
For the 4th straight year, the @Astros are headed to the #ALCS. #CLINCHED pic.twitter.com/XL4rVgRu43
— MLB (@MLB) October 8, 2020
The Astros have been on a “revenge” tour after the narrative was shifted against them during the 2020 season. After the sign-stealing scandal, many baseball fans have turned against the organization, and they are out to prove everyone wrong. This is their opportunity as they get back to the ALCS once again.
In game one, the Astros would defeat the Athletics 10-5. Game two would be a 5-2 victory to go up 2-0 on the Athletics. To stave off elimination, the Athletics snuck out a 9-7 win in game three, but in game four, the Astros would get the bats moving and take an 11-6 victory to clinch their ALCS appearance.
Carlos Correa and Michael Brantley helped seal the deal for the Astros and get out to a nice lead. The Astros will now look to continue their “revenge” tour and prove people in the league wrong.
The Houston Astros will play against the winner of the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees ALDS match-up in the Los Angeles/San Diego side of the postseason bubble. That series will begin on Sunday once the two teams have been decided.