Astros beat Yankees in ALCS, to face Dodgers in World Series

ABC7 Los Angeles | 10/21/2017 | Staff
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HOUSTON (KABC) -- The Dodgers will face the Astros in this year's World Series, after Houston took down the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series.

The Astros' 4-0 victory Saturday sets up a World Series between one team, Los Angeles, looking to take its seventh championship title and another still yearning for its first.

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The Astros have only played in one World Series previously, losing to the Chicago White Sox in 2005. For that matter, no team from Texas has ever won baseball's ultimate prize.

"This city man, they deserve this," said Houston pitcher Lance McCullers, Jr. shortly after the last inning. "This is awesome."

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The Dodgers are looking forward to the matchup.

"I just want to win a World Series," pitcher Clayton Kershaw said after the Dodgers dethroned the Chicago Cubs in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series. "I know more than anybody how hard it is to get there. So, I'm definitely not taking this one for granted."

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Said outfielder Yasiel Puig: "The trophy's coming soon."

The Dodgers' six titles date back to their Brooklyn days in 1955, with the most recent coming in 1988.

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This is the first time since 1970 that two teams with more than 100 wins in a season have met in the World Series. The Dodgers won 104 this year, and Houston took 101.

The Dodgers and Astros last met in 2015, when Houston swept a three-game series at home.

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Overall, the Dodgers are 388-323 vs. the Astros. Houston debuted as the Colt .45s as a National League expansion team in 1962 and eventually moved to the AL in 2013.

That first year in the AL, the young Astros got pounded and lost 111 times. But with smart drafts and player development, Houston emerged as a power. Manager A.J....
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