Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves Both Advance To MLB Playoffs

<p content="Powerful pitching has lifted the Atlanta Braves to their deepest Major League Baseball playoff run in 19 years while the big-hitting Houston Astros are one round from the World Series for the fourth year in a row.” data-reactid=”23″ type=”text”>The Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros are both one round away from the World Series.

<p content="Atlanta pitcher Kyle Wright struck out seven batters over six scoreless innings and the Braves blanked Miami 7-0 Thursday while the Astros had two home runs from Michael Brantley plus homers from Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve in beating Oakland 11-6.” data-reactid=”24″ type=”text”>Atlanta pitcher Kyle Wright struck out seven batters over six scoreless innings and the Braves blanked Miami 7-0 Thursday. The Braves swept Miami 3-0 in the best-of-five second-round series and will play in the National League Championship Series, which starts on Monday. It’s the first time since 2001 the Braves have advanced to the NLCS. The Braves will face either the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Diego Padres.

<p content="Atlanta pitcher Kyle Wright struck out seven batters over six scoreless innings and the Braves blanked Miami 7-0 Thursday while the Astros had two home runs from Michael Brantley plus homers from Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve in beating Oakland 11-6.” data-reactid=”24″ type=”text”>Meanwhile in the American League, the Astros had two home runs from Michael Brantley plus homers from Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve to help beat Oakland 11-6. The Astros beat Oakland 3-1 in their best-of-five matchup to reach the best-of-seven American League Championship Series, which begins on Sunday. Houston will face either the Tampa Bay Rays or New York Yankees.

The Astros won the 2017 World Series over the Dodgers in seven games, lost to Boston in the 2018 ALCS and went back to the World Series last year, falling in seven games to Washington.

MLB Recap: Braves and Astros Advance

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