HOUSTON, TX– The Houston Astros have advanced to the American League Championship Series for the fifth consecutive season following today’s 10-1 win over the White Sox in Chicago. SportsTalk790 is your home for postseason Astros baseball.
The Astros will host the Boston Red Sox in Games 1 and 2 of the ALCS on Friday and Saturday, respectively (start times are TBA).
The Astros become just the second team in history to advance to five straight ALCS, matching the Oakland A’s of 1971-75. Notably, the A’s advanced to all five ALCS by winning their division only. The Astros have had to win an ALDS each year before advancing to the ALCS.
Overall in franchise history, the Astros have now advanced to the LCS eight times. The first three times were in the National League, advancing to the NLCS in 1980, 2004 and 2005. In the American League, they have advanced to the ALCS 2017-21.
With tonight’s win, Dusty Baker is now 11-6 (.647) in the postseason as Astros manager, which is the best win percentage all-time for an Astros skipper. Additionally, the Astros are now 15-5 in ALDS games since 2017.
POSTSEASON MERCHANDISE ON SALE NOW!!
As a result of today’s win, updated postseason gear is available NOW to the general public for the first time in the Astros Team Store, located in the Union Station building at Minute Maid Park. The store will remain openuntil 7 p.m. tonightand will reopenat 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
POSTSEASON TICKET INFORMATION
Individual tickets for the Astros ALCS home games are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets online at Astros.com/postseason or by phone at 1-877-9ASTROS. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the Minute Maid Park Box Office. Due to an extremely limited number of individual game tickets that will be available for postseason games, fans are encouraged to guarantee their access to 2021 postseason tickets by purchasing 2022 Season Tickets, on-sale now by calling 1-877-9ASTROS or by visiting Astros.com/postseason.