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Astros blank Yankees, reach World Series

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HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve embraced Justin Verlander as confetti rained down. An improbable thought just a few years ago, the Houston Astros are headed to the World Series.

Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers Jr. combined on a three-hitter, Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Astros reached the World Series for only the second time by blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.

Next up for the Astros: Game 1 against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Los Angeles opened as a narrow favorite, but Verlander, the ALCS MVP , and fellow Houston ace Dallas Keuchel will have plenty of rest before the World Series begins at sweltering Dodger Stadium.

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AL Wins
Rank Name W
1t C. Carrasco, Cle18
1t C. Kluber, Cle18
1t J. Vargas, KC18
4t T. Bauer, Cle17
4t D. Pomeranz, Bos17
4t C. Sale, Bos17
7 E. Santana, Min16
8 J. Verlander, Hou15
9t J. Berríos, Min14
9t D. Keuchel, Hou14
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NL Wins
Rank Name W
1 C. Kershaw, LAD18
2t Z. Davies, Mil17
2t Z. Greinke, Ari17
4t M. Scherzer, Was16
4t A. Wood, LAD16
6t J. deGrom, NYM15
6t G. González, Was15
6t R. Ray, Ari15
6t S. Strasburg, Was15
10t J. Arrieta, ChC14
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