To be the best, you got to beat the best. Astros vs. Yankees is quite the heavyweight fight. But who lasted? Series summary... GM1 NYY at HOU: (7-0; New York Yankees) GM2 NYY at HOU: (3-2, 11 innings; Houston) GM3 HOU at NYY: (4-1; Houston) GM4 HOU at NYY: (8-3; Houston) GM5 HOU at NYY: (4-1; New York Yankees) GM6 NYY at HOU: (6-4; Houston) GM7 NYY at HOU: (--- not needed ---) I am NO Yankees fan, but I respect them a whole lot. And so I know this is not a series they could easily win, like with the Rays in the 2019 ALDS. * Game 1 was just demolition by the Yankees and hardly any resistance by the Astros. Plain and simple. * Game 2 saw the series tied 1-1 on the very first pitch in the Top of the 11th, thanks to a solo walk-off jack by Carlos Correa. * Game 3 had a good deal of damage thanks to a strong first inning by the Astros. * Game 4 saw the New York Yankees lead 1-0 on a Bases Loaded Walk. But later, three-run jacks by George Springer and Carlos Correa put the Astros ahead real well. However, the Yanks responded proper with a two-run tater of their own to bring the score 6-3 at that point. There was reportedly a Yankees fan who heckled Zack Greinke over the fact Grienke has social anxiety disorder. It was pretty classless of that Yanks fan. That fan was since removed from the stadium. Maybe that motivated the Astros further to defeat the Yankees to (eventually) an 8-3 win. * Do or die for the Yankees in Game 5. All the offense was done in just the first innings, as the Yankees made sure to extend the series with the Astros having a chance to close out. It was a stolen home for the Astros, but it was later four unanswered runs thanks to a solo homer followed by a three-run homer by the Yanks. Not even one Yankees fan wearing a shirt underneath saying "Joe Buck Sucks" was enough to motivate the Astros on coming back. * Bullpen pitching defined Game 6. This game was basically like a chess match pitching wise with deciding which pitchers to send out. The Houston Astros jump out early 3-0 with a three-run jack by Yuli Gurriel. The Yankees did not go away. Defense in the 7th and 8th innings by the Astros was amazing. Roberto Osuna had his Save blown thanks to a Yankees two-run homer by D.J. Lamahieu that tied the game at 4. Plenty of drama in this game. Then in the Bottom of the 9th, José Altuve belts a two-run walk-off homer to send the Astros to the 2019 World Series! My goodness... that was freaking amazing! The resolve and the courage of the Houston Astros helped keep the team together. Any time you beat the New York Yankees, it's a statement maker. I respected the Yankees all along. I didn't think we'd win this in four or five games. This could have easily been a seven-game series, but the Astros really clamped down when they had to and played like champions. The Astros win their third-ever pennant and their second AL pennant. Unbelieveable! Oh, and uh... New York Yankees = DONE. Up next for the Houston Astros Baseball Club... the 2019 World Series! It's the Houston Astros against the Washington Nationals to determine this season's champions in a best-of-7 where the winner takes all. The 2019 World Series begins this coming Tuesday here in Houston. Best-of-7. A little time to rest now. But GTPlanet... if you want to go predict now, tell it- who wins the World Series this season- the Houston Astros or the Washington Nationals, and (optional) in how many games? [UPDATE/OMISSION] Forgot to edit the Game 3 story. Added the notion of Game 5.