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October 16

2020 - A four-run fifth propels Houston to a 7-4 victory over Tampa Bay in Game 6 of the A.L.C.S., evening a series that the Astros once trailed 0-3, making them the second team in MLB history to overcome such a deficit in the postseason (following Boston, 2004). Kyle Tucker homers. Ex-Astro Charlie Morton would shut down the Astros in Game 7 the following night in San Diego, ending Houston's surprising postseason run in a 4-2 loss.
2018 - Jackie Bradley Jr. belts a grand slam off Roberto Osuna to complete an 8-2 Boston verdict over Houston to take a 2-1 lead in the A.L.C.S. A double by Alex Bregman tied the contest at 2-2 before the bullpen collapse.
2017 - C.C. Sabathia and three relievers handcuff Houston on four hits to take an 8-1 verdict over the Astros in Game 3 of the A.L.C.S. at Yankee Stadium. Aaron Judge and Todd Frazier drive in six of New York's eight runs. Houston still leads the best-of-seven series, 2-1.
2005 - Jason Lane homers and Morgan Ensberg hits the decisive sacrifice fly to nip the Cardinals, 2-1, giving Houston a 3-1 edge in the N.L.C.S. Brandon Backe and four relievers hold St. Louis to just five hits. Frustrations spill over for the Redbirds as skipper Tony LaRussa and slugger Jim Edmonds are ejected for arguing pitches with home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi. Sparkling defense ends the ninth when Eric Bruntlett and Adam Everett turn a double play on John Mabry's roller.
2004 - Roger Clemens cools off the Cardinal bats with seven innings of four-hit ball as the Astros win Game Three of the N.L.C.S., 5-2. Jeff Kent homers in the opening frame and Houston nurses a 3-2 advantage until Carlos Beltran and Lance Berkman drill solo shots to give the bullpen some breathing room . St. Louis still leads the best-of-seven series, 2-1.

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Date      Opp      Result
9/01     @SEA*     L 1-0
9/02      off        --
9/03     @SD       W 6-3
9/04     @SD      L 10-2
9/05     @SD*      L 4-3
9/06      SEA     W 11-2
9/07      SEA      W 5-4
9/08      SEA*     L 8-5
9/09      off        --
9/10      ANA     W 10-5
9/11      ANA      L 4-2
9/12      ANA*     W 3-1
9/13     @TEX     W 15-1
9/14     @TEX      L 8-1
9/15     @TEX      W 7-2
9/16     @TEX     W 12-1
9/17      ARI      W 4-3
9/18      ARI      L 6-4
9/19      ARI*     W 7-6
9/20     @ANA     W 10-0
9/21     @ANA     W 10-5
9/22     @ANA      W 9-5
9/23     @ANA      L 3-2
9/24     @OAK     L 14-2
9/25     @OAK*     L 2-1
9/26     @OAK*     L 4-3
9/27      off        --
9/28      TAM      W 4-3
9/29      TAM      L 7-0
9/30      TAM      W 3-2
10/1      OAK      L 8-6
10/2      OAK     W 10-4
10/3      OAK*     W 7-6
10/7      CSX      W 6-1
10/8      CSX      W 9-4
10/10    @CSX     L 12-6
10/12    @CSX     W 10-1
10/15     BOS      W 5-4
10/16     BOS*       --
10/18    @BOS        --
10/19    @BOS        --
10/20    @BOS^       --
10/22     BOS^       --
10/23     BOS^       --
* - day game.
^ - if necessary.

April record:   14 - 12
May record:     15 - 12
June record:    19 -  9
July record:    16 -  8
August record:  14 - 13
Sep/Oct record: 17 - 13
ALDS             3 -  1
ALCS             1 -  0
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Houston Astros recap - 10/16/21 - What Time Is It?
What Time Is It?
Time For Altuve, Correa To Pace Game 1 Win

Correa: There it flies
(c) Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle
So much has been written about Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa that it becomes almost rote for them to do something important or exciting, particularly at playoff time. It was no different during Game 1 of the A.L.C.S. in Houston where the two participated in all five Houston tallies during a tense 5-4 triumph before 40,534 at Minute Maid Park.

Down 3-1 in the sixth, Altuve slammed a two-run shot into the Crawfords, amazingly his 20th postseason home run, nearing the all-time record of 22, which tied the game and gave the restless home fans reason to celebrate. Having fanned with the bases loaded and committed an error that unleashed a three-run Boston frame in the third, Altuve redeemed himself as one of the team's clutch hitters. He also walked and scored in the first and plated Yuli Gurriel with a sacrifice fly in the eighth that proved to be the decisive run.

Then there's Correa, whose postseason exploits are also becoming the stuff of legends. All Carlos did was smoke the go-ahead homer in the seventh that reclaimed the lead.

Just as Seattle has Abraham Toro and the Angels have Jack Mayfield, the BoSox have Kike Hernandez who belted two solo homers for Boston - one in the third off Framber Valdez and the other in the ninth off closer Ryan Pressly. Hernandez was dealt to Miami from Houston early in his career and has been safely tucked away in the other league until this season when the Red Sox signed him as a free agent. Like Toro and Mayfield, he's an Astros castoff that seems to be at his best against the team that gave up on him.

Valdez lasted just 2-2/3rds innings as manager Dusty Baker showed a quick hook, turning to a seven-deep bullpen to finish it out. Ryne Stanek took the win despite getting only one out. Boston starter Chris Sale also was yanked after 2-2/3rds and seven Beantown relievers were used to complete 5-1/3rd frames. Now you know how this gem took over four hours to complete despite just nine runs.

There's little time for the Astros or their fans to celebrate as Game 2 of the series begins Saturday afternoon at 3:20 p.m. Central time. Righthander Nathan Eovaldi will pitch for Boston while Luis Garcia gets the nod for the Spaceman.

In other news, starting pitcher Lance McCullers was dropped from the postseason roster for the A.L.C.S. after his right shoulder injury didn't heal in time. An MRI revealed no structural damage but he was deemed not to be ready to be included in this playoff round. Controversial starter Jake Odorizzi, like Eovaldi a former Tampa Bay Ray, was added to the A.L.C.S. roster.

Should the Astros advance to the World Series, McCullers can be re-evaluated for his fitness to play in that. McCullers' record in the postseason is stellar, sporting a 2-2 record with a 2.83 ERA and a 1.081 WHIP in 57 playoff innings.

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Houston will look to extend series lead over Boston in Game 2 - Associated Press
Correa powers Astros past Red Sox in ALCS opener - Field Level Media
Javier gives Astros a chance in ALCS Game 1 - Houston Chronicle
Clutch homers from Altuve, Correa power Astros past Red Sox in Game 1 - USA Today
Astros complete comeback behind Correa's monster solo homer against Red Sox - Sports Illustrated
Correa’s late HR helps Astros top Red Sox in ALCS opener - NBC Sports
Houston wins battle of the bullpens - NBC Sports
Five key moments from Astros' ALCS Game 1 win over Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Clutch homers from Altuve, Correa power Astros past Red Sox in Game 1 of ALCS - USA Today
Correa's monster home run lifts Astros to win in ALCS Game 1 - Fox News
McCullers Jr. out for ALCS, questionable for World Series - Houston Chronicle
Homers from Altuve, Correa lift Houston to Game 1 win - Associated Press
Dusty on Kiké's 1st HR: 'I blame FOX' - Astros.com
BOS-HOU G2 lineups, FAQ (3 CT, FOX/FS1) - Astros.com
Video Story: Astros edge Red Sox in Game 1 - Astros.com
Got relief? Astros banking they have enough - Astros.com
'Special relationship' binds Altuve, Correa - Astros.com
'That was some game': Astros up 1-0 on Sox - Astros.com
Correa blast lifts Astros past Red Sox in Game 1 of ALCS - Houston Chronicle
The emotional text McCullers sent Correa before ALCS - Houston Chronicle
For Astros, it's H-Town vs. Everyone, including broadcasters - Houston Chronicle
Baker drops an 'Oh, Lord' on TV after Red Sox homer - Houston Chronicle
Correa hits go-ahead homer, has coolest celebration yet - Houston Chronicle
What Time Is It?
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A capsule look at the Red Sox-Astros playoff series - Associated Press
Astros fans express sorrow over Lance McCullers' ALCS absence with social media memes - Houston Chronicle
HPD urges patience during Astros-Red Sox ALCS with anticipated road closures, traffic - Houston Chronicle
McCullers Jr. (elbow) out of ALCS - Field Level Media
Simmons spews hatred for the Astros - Houston Chronicle
MLB Roundtable: Who's going to win the ALCS? - Sports Illustrated
Eight things that will decide the Astros–Red Sox ALCS - Sports Illustrated
Astros superfan hasn't missed a playoff game since 2015 - KTRK-TV
McCullers out as Astros set ALCS roster - Astros.com
Baker is a 'Hall of Fame manager' with one missing link - Houston Chronicle
How least likely of sources now helping change a popular Astros narrative - SportsMap
The World Series favorite Astros are favored to take Game 1 - Yahoo Sports
Cora meets former team again with Red Sox vs Astros in ALCS - Associated Press
How Astros pitching shapes up for ALCS against Red Sox if McCullers can't start - Houston Chronicle
Yankees left to watch ALCS with rivals back on top after cheating scandals - New York Post
Sale to start for Red Sox vs. Astros in Game 1 of ALCS - Houston Chronicle
How good are the Astros? 4 things to watch as Red Sox prepare for ALCS opponent - Boston.com
Alvarez gives Astros a bat they missed in last season's ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Correa excelling on way to free agency - New York Post
When there was spying in baseball, Astros and Red Sox were at center of controversy - Houston Chronicle
Correa is OK with being the heel - New York Times
No moral high ground, just baseball, for Astros and Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Astros quiet on status of McCullers for ALCS - Houston Chronicle
How Correa rallied Astros teammates in the group chat - Houston Chronicle
Red Sox and Astros tangle with ghosts - FanGraphs
How the Astros and Red Sox stack up in the ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Path to Red Sox winning ALCS is through Astros' pitching staff - NBC Sports
Red Sox will have to overcome Astros' masterful gameplanning - Boston Sports Journal
5 undeniable x-factors ahead of epic Astros-Red Sox ALCS matchup - SportsMap
Correa again shows his leadership in counseling an injured Meyers - Houston Chronicle
Red Sox vs. Astros: What to know about the series and the games at MMP - KHOU-TV
Astros await McCullers' MRI ahead of ALCS - Astos.com
Red Sox-Astros Game 1 FAQ (8 ET, FOX) - Astos.com
Here's how Astros' lineup can attack Red Sox - Astos.com
Notes: Valdez is No. 1; Meyers feels good - Astos.com
Roundtable: Settle in for slugfest in ALCS - Astos.com
How Correa rallied Astros teammates in the group chat - Houston Chronicle
Injury to Astros' ace still being examined, no decision yet - Houston Chronicle
Boston fans will boo Astros, but Red Sox known to cheat, too - Houston Chronicle
Start times set for first three games of Astros-Red Sox series - Houston Chronicle
Eovaldi, an Alvin native, has little love lost for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Baker: Man behind return of Astros' swagger - CNHI Sports
White Sox could use some of the fearlessness the Astros have - Chicago Sun-Times
Boo all you want, but the Astros are great - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
This is why Astros ace Lance McCullers Jr. was pulled from ALDS Game 4 - KTRK-TV
Flashback: Astros' history in the ALCS and NLCS - Houston Chronicle
Astros are the new World Series favorites - Yahoo Sports
Four things to take away from previous Houston matchups this season - Over the Monster
Correa claps back at Tepera - USA Today
Astros epitomize the importance of adjustments - Sports Illustrated
Astros-Sox position-by-position breakdown - Astros.com
3 keys to Astros' quest to hoist AL pennant - Astros.com
Hos Astros players celebrated, accouding to their Instagrams - Houston Chronicle
Astros Wear Out One Set Of Sox
- Astros Daily
La Russa questions the Astros’ character - Chicago Tribune
How to watch Red Sox vs. Astros in 2021 ALCS - NBC Sports
Red Sox are plenty familiar with the Astros in the playoffs - Boston Globe
La Russa rips Astros' 'character shortage' over Abreu HBP - NBC Chicago
With Game 4 rout of White Sox, Astros cruise to fifth straight ALCS - FanGraphs
Astros hang 10 on White Sox, clinch another trip to ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Astros clinch 5th straight trip to ALCS - Associated Press
ALCS matchup with Astros is ripe with storylines - Boston Herald
White Sox season ends with lopsided loss to Astros in Game 4 - Chicago Daily Herald
Here’s the Red Sox-Astros schedule for the ALCS - CBS Sports
'Heavy accusations': Dusty reacts to Tepera - Astros.com
Injuries & Moves: LMJ, Meyers updates - Astros.com
Video Story: Persistent bats fuel clinch - Astros.com
Meyers' status up in the air after wall collision - Astros.com
Altuve climbing up October homers list - Astros.com
McCullers' start cut short by arm discomfort - Astros.com
Correa joins Pujols in elite playoff RBI club - Astros.com
'We came out hungry': Astros romp to ALCS - Astros.com
Red Sox eliminate Rays, await Astros or White Sox in ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Meyers leaves ALDS Game 4 after crashing into wall - Houston Chronicle
2015 Astros' loss to the Royals was painful. Sunday's defeat was just plain unlucky. - Houston Chronicle
White Sox fans cheer after Jose Altuve gets hit by 95 mph fastball - Houston Chronicle
Astros boot White Sox with Game 4 thrashing, head to another ALCS - Houston Chronicle
Astros-Sox washed out
- Astros Daily
Interference? Not on this play, says ump, to Astros' dismay - Houston Chronicle
Baker's bullpen management begins Astros' Game 3 collapse - Houston Chronicle
White Sox rally to keep season alive - Chicago Tribune
Tepera seems to think Astros are still stealing signs - Houston Chronicle
White Sox top Astros to stay alive in ALDS with wild Game 3 win - Associated Press
'Flush this one': Astros lose early lead in G3 - Astros.com
'Sketchy stuff'? Dusty responds to Tepera - Astros.com
HOU-CWS Game 4 postponed, set for Tues. - Astros.com
Astros fire back at Chicago's Ryan Tepera after his cheating comments - Houston Chronicle
Game 4 of Astros-White Sox series postponed until Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
White Sox reliever Ryan Tepera, who grew up near Houston, brings up Astros' cheating pas - Houston Chronicle
Controversial call helps sink Astros in Game 3 vs. White Sox - Houston Chronicle
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