The home team won every game of the ALCS, and with a 4-0 win, that means that Houston will be going to the WS to play the Dodgers.
It is the second pennant for the Astros, who got swept in the 2005 WS by the White Sox.
The Yankees were two different teams this year as far as home vs. road. At home, they were 51-30, while they were 40-41 on the road.
In the postseason, they were 6-0 at home, but they were 1-6 on the road, with the only road win coming against the Indians in game 5.
In the four games in Houston, the Yanks scored 1, 1, 1 and 0 runs.
Aaron Judge took a HR away in the second inning, but in the fourth, CC Sabathia gave up a HR to Evan Gattis.
CC was pulled in the fourth after 3 1/3 innings, having given up one run.
Was it too soon? For Tommy Kahnle did get a DP to get out of the fourth, but gave up three runs in the fifth.
In the top of the fifth, the Yanks had a chance. Greg Bird got a leadoff double, and later on, the Yanks had men on first and third with one out. Bird was thrown out at the plate on a ground out, however. You may remember Game 1 when he was thrown out at the plate. One thing Bird doesn’t do well is run.
In the bottom of the fifth, Jose Altuve homered with one out. A couple of singles followed, then out #2, but ex-Yankee Brian McCann, who had a big hit in Game 6, finished off the Yankees with a 2-run double.
The Yanks got only three hits all night, and Didi Gregorius got the dreaded Golden Sombrero—0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts.
Justin Verlander was named ALCS MVP.
Sabathia (Loss) 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 3 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Kahnle 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Warren 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Robertson 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Disappointing, but a great year for a team expected to be a few years away. One win short of a WS appearance. Hopefully, for a young team, a learning experience.
We will see what happens now in the offseason.