Altuve’s walk-off home run advances Astros to the World Series

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HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 27: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros reacts after striking out during the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game three of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The Houston Astros are headed back to the World Series after a 6-4 victory over the New York Yankees Saturday night.

The Astros led the Yankees in the American League Championship Series 3-2, making Saturday’s game a deciding match-up for Houston.

The teams were tied 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning, when Astros’ Jose Altuve hit a two-run home run to win the ballgame.

Houston will now face the Washington Nationals starting Tuesday in the 2019 World Series. The Astros won the pennant in 2017.

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