The Astros Eliminate the Boston Red Sox and Advance to the American League Championship

It was a ball fielded and thrown by second baseman Jose Altuve off a grounder from Dustin Pedroia that sealed the American League Division Series victory for the Houston Astros. The Astros bested the Boston Red Sox, winning the series 3-1, and now head to their very first American League Championship series. “It’s pretty agonizing during the game, and we’re pretty exhausted,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said of the victory. “But what an emotional day for us.” The Astros will face the winner of the Cleveland Indians/New York Yankees series on Friday.