José Altuve propels the Houston Astros to the World Series
The Houston Astros' José Altuve during the team's clash with the New York Yankees in Houston, Texas, on Saturday. Photo: Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Getty Images
A José Altuve walk-off home run sent the Houston Astros to the World Series as the team beat the New York Yankees 6-4 in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday night.
The big picture: The victory at Minute Maid Park, Houston, which ended the Yankees' season, means the Astros are heading to the World Series for the second time in three years, the Washington Post notes. The Astros will face the Washington Nationals for the title, starting with Game 1 in Houston on Tuesday, per the New York Times.