The Houston Astros are heading to their fifth consecutive American League Championship series after eliminating the Chicago White Sox in Game 4 of their ALDS matchup on Tuesday. The Astros won Game 1 and Game 2 at home before closing out the series in Chicago. Houston will face the Boston Red sox in the ALCS with a trip to the 2021 World Series on the line. The AL Central champion White Sox, meanwhile, are heading home for the winter.
Below, you'll find the results of Houston's 3-1 series win.
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Game 1 - Thu., Oct. 7
Game 2 - Fri., Oct. 8
Game 3 - Sun., Oct 9
Dylan Cease (13-7, 3.91 ERA) vs. Luis Garcia (11-8, 3.30 ERA)
Game 4 - Tues., Oct. 12
Lance McCullers Jr. (13-5, 3.16 ERA) vs. Carlos Rodón (13-5, 2.37 ERA)
The Astros finished the regular season with the most potent offense in the majors, as determined by FanGraphs' wRC+ measure. (wRC+ is an advanced metric that adjusts for ballpark, among other variables.) Houston had the lowest strikeout rate in the majors despite boasting a healthy walk rate and a top-10 isolated slugging.
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