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October 20, 2019

Oct 19, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) hits a 2-run walk off home run during the ninth inning against the New York Yankees in game six of the 2019 ALCS playoff baseball series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Photo: Oct 19, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) hits a 2-run walk off home run during the ninth inning against the New York Yankees in game six of the 2019 ALCS playoff baseball series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

And in an eyeblink, it was gone, all of it: the hard-to-believe comeback, half an inch from the brink of extinction; the dream season stuffed with 108 victories of all make and model, all variance and variety; a chance to win a 28th World Series. All if it, gone in a flash, gone in a blur, gone in a spasm of raw, abject heartache. (READ MORE) by Mike Vaccaro | NY Post

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Aaron Judge had to walk around the celebration that was forming on the infield. Jose Altuve had just crushed a two-run, walk-off home run off Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman for a 6-4 Astros win over the Yankees, clinching the American League Championship Series Saturday night. The young face of the Yankees franchise made the slow walk in from right field having to watch a team celebrate ending the Bombers’ season for the third straight year. (READ MORE) by Kristie Ackert | NY Daily News

Houston Astros left fielder Michael Brantley (23) celebrates in the clubhouse after the Astros won the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019.
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For the third time in the past 27 days, the Astros doused each other with champagne after a big win. And for the third time, the players gathered around manager A.J. Hinch, waiting to hear his postgame speech before starting the party. (READ MORE) by Matt Young | Houston Chronicle

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