The Astros celebrate an ALDS win against the White Sox. Oct 12, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; The Houston Astros celebrate after their win over the Chicago White Sox after game four of the 2021 ALDS at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Houston Astros won 10-1. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Following rain issues that wiped out their scheduled game Monday, the Houston Astros came through in a big way Tuesday to beat the Chicago White Sox 10-1, win that series 3-1, and move on to the American League Championship Series. One key play there came from Jose Altuve’s ninth-inning three-run home run, which really sealed the deal:

On the day, the Astros got remarkable pitching performances from a wide range of players. Starter Lance McCullers Jr. went just four innings, allowing five hits, three walks, and one run (with five strikeouts), but relievers Yimi García, Phil Maton, Ryne Stanek, Kendall Graveman, and Ryan Pressly all didn’t allow a single run, with only Maton and Pressly even conceding hits (one apiece). Houston also got great batting performances from many players, including this two-run fourth-inning double from Alex Bregman:

The Astros will now move on to the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox, who advanced there with a 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Monday night. Game one of the ALCS will be Friday.

[; top celebration photo from Matt Marton/USA Today Sports]

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