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.
Vanessa Richardson @SportsVanessa
The Houston Astros golden era continues as they head to yet another World Series.
THRILLED for Dusty Baker, a team full of genuinely good guys, loyal fans, and a franchise with people from top to bottom who work so hard. #LevelUp
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.
Sarah Langs @SlangsOnSports
teams to reach World Series undefeated, Wild Card Era:
2022 Astros 7-0
2014 Royals 8-0
2007 Rockies 7-0 https://t.co/XiDTyTPTft
CBS Sports @CBSSports
The Yankees struck out FIFTY times while being swept in four games by the Astros. pic.twitter.com/ccqMHbYxRM
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.