The Houston Astros are moving on to the World Series after eliminating the New York Yankees with a 6-4 victory Saturday night in Houston in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series.
Houston’s Jose Altuve won the game with a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning after New York’s D.J. LaMahieu tied the game with a home run of his own in the top of the frame.
But in the bottom of the inning, with a runner on base, Altuve won the game with his walk-off home run.
“I get asked to describe Jose Altuve all the time,” Astros manager AJ Hinch said after the game. “I think ‘MVP’ is what he is.”
“Beautiful game,” Altuve said afterward.
The loss for New York means this will be the 10th consecutive year the Yankees — baseball’s historically dominant franchise — will not appear in the World Series.
The Astros, who won the World Series in 2017, will play the Washington Nationals, who recently eliminated the St. Louis Cardinals to win the National League pennant.