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Astros Walk Off with AL Pennant

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The New York Yankees’ 4-1 victory in American League Championship Series Game 5 on Saturday returned the series to Houston for Game 6 on Saturday.

Astros 6, Yankees 4 (box score)

W: Roberto Osuna
L: Aroldis Chapman

The home team took an early lead on a three-run bomb by Yuli Gurriel, and the visitors remained behind for the entire game until DJ LeMahieu tied the game with a two-run homer in the top of the 9th.

In the bottom of the inning, the Yankees brought in closer Aroldis Chapman to hold the line, but he surrendered a two-run game-winning blast to José Altuve to clinch the AL pennant.

Altuve was named the series MVP and is the first second baseman to win both regular-season MVP and postseason MVP honors.

The Astros will host the Washington Nationals for Game 1 of the 2019 World Series at 8:08 PM ET on Tuesday, October 22. Matchup: TBD.

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