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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 23: The Houston Astros pose for a team photo after defeating the New York Yankees in game four to win the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 23, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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The Houston Astros are back in the World Series for the second successive year and fourth time in six seasons after completing a commanding four-game sweep of the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series.

The Astros overcame an early three-run deficit and then had an answer for every Yankees rally in Sunday’s 6-5 victory. Houston went ahead for good with two runs in the seventh inning after New York had taken a 5-4 lead.

With the ALCS sweep, the Astros remain undefeated in the 2022 postseason with seven straight wins. Fans on social media praised the Astros for their dominant run through the playoffs so far.

Kyle Glaser @KyleAGlaser

The Astros lost Gerrit Cole, George Springer and Carlos Correa in free agency in consecutive years and haven’t missed a beat.

Their staying power continues to be incredibly impressive.

Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

The #Astros are 4 victories away from running the table. The only team that won more consecutive games in a single postseason were the 2014 #Royals (8)

Daniel Gotera @DTGoteraKHOU

The #Astros are a perfect 7-0 this postseason, they are the third team in MLB history to sweep the first two rounds of the playoffs en route to the World Series.

The Astros have established themselves as a dynasty in the AL, and their dominance continued this season. Houston is firing on all cylinders and could be on its way to its second World Series title since 2017.

To achieve that, the Astros will have to get past the Philadelphia Phillies, who defeated the San Diego Padres in five games in the National League Championship Series. The World Series will begin on Friday.



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