Published: Tue, October 24, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Astros beat Yankees for World Series spot

Astros beat Yankees for World Series spot

The Dodgers are making their first return to the World Series since 1988, when they beat the Oakland Athletics in five games. But it's the Houston Astros who will play for the Commissioner's Trophy. The incredibly fun and better than pretty much everyone expected 2017 Yankees season came to a close Saturday night, with a 4-0 loss to the Astros in Game Seven of the ALCS.

The Astros will open the World Series on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, nearly exactly two months after Hurricane Harvey, the strongest hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years, made landfall. We've got the pleasure of seeing two 100-win teams square off in the Fall Classic for the first time since 1970 in the Astros vs. the Dodgers. Houston was swept by the Chicago White Sox in the 2005 Series when they were still playing in the National League.

Former Rangers' ace Yu Darvish is likely to pitch Game 2 for the Dodgers. Excessive heat warnings go into effect to start the week in Los Angeles, where some areas will be under red flag warnings, signaling high fire danger due to heat, dry conditions and strong wind gusts.

"There's a lot of people that are really hurting right now in this city", said Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander, who was named the most valuable player of the American League Championship Series after a pair of dominant starts.

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