Garcia, Astros Blank Red Sox To Clinch World Series Berth

Jonathan Grant | October 23rd, 2021

The Houston Astros are headed back to the World Series again. After winning Game 6 of the ALCS over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night, they will be going to a third October Classic in five years, showing the level of talent and consistency in which this team has. Albeit controversial in nature, there is no doubting how good this team is. In this particular outing, it only would have taken a single run to win it, but they managed to put up five. Yordan Alvarez hit a double to drive in Alex Bregman in the bottom of the first, and that proved to be the winning run as Luis Garcia pitched by far his best game of the postseason for the hosts.

The Crawfish Boxes

He went 5.2 innings with just one measly hit allowed and one walk. When he handed the ball over to the bullpen, they would combine to give up just one more hit across the remaining 4.1 innings. It’s hard to win games when you have just two hits across nine innings, and that’s what the Red Sox underlined here. Alvarez continued to be a star throughout the rest of the game, too, scoring a run in the sixth when Kyle Tucker grounded into a double play to make it 2-0. He’d also be driven in by Tucker two frames later when the right fielder hit a three-run homer to make it 5-0 and end any hopes of a resurgence from the visitors. Houston will now await their opponent, and they will be preparing to face the NL representative come Tuesday night having won three games consecutively to close out the series.

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