Carlos Correa hit a three-run home run after Michael Brantley had one of two touchdowns in the fourth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 11-6 yesterday to win their American League Division Series in four games. .
Puerto Rican Correa drove in five in the game for the Astros, the villains of October for many, in the wake of the signal theft scandal, who advance to the AL Championship Series for the fourth consecutive year.
It will be his first with manager Dusty Baker.
It has been a long and difficult road, but we have come halfway ”, stressed Baker. “I am grateful and happy, but I have even more happiness to achieve.”
Houston will face the New York Yankees or the Tampa Bay Rays in a seven-game series in San Diego.
The Astros and Athletics each hit 12 home runs, for the most in a five-game postseason series.
Carlos Correa was on fire in the series; yesterday he pushed five runs
Houston took the fight at Dodgers Stadium, where it won the 2017 World Series in seven games. The Astros’ signal stealing scheme that year was revealed last year by former Oakland teammate and current pitcher Mike Fiers, who did not work on this series.
Houston’s lineup, loaded with stars. The Astros were 20th in the majors with a .240 batting average.
In this series the team hit .322. Correa, José Altuve, Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker batted over .400.
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