A report on 2019 American League Championship Series

Gleyber Torres was 3-for-5 with 5 RBIs in Game 1.
Carlos Correa hit a walk-off home run in Game 2, tying the series at one game all.
Gerrit Cole pitched seven shutout innings in Game 3.
George Springer hit his second home run of the series in Game 4.
A three-run home run by Aaron Hicks provided the Yankees' winning margin in Game 5.
A walk-off home run by José Altuve in Game 6 sent the Astros to the World Series.
Gerrit Cole, a New York Yankees fan growing up, signed with them as a free agent

Best-of-seven series between the two winners of the 2019 American League Division Series, the Houston Astros and New York Yankees, for the American League pennant and the right to play in the 2019 World Series.

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2019 Houston Astros season

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The 58th season for the Major League Baseball franchise in Houston, Texas, their 55th as the Astros, seventh in both the American League (AL) and AL West division, and 20th at Minute Maid Park.

The 58th season for the Major League Baseball franchise in Houston, Texas, their 55th as the Astros, seventh in both the American League (AL) and AL West division, and 20th at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros playing at Texas on July 13

They then defeated the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) by a margin of four games to two, winning the pennant and a trip to the World Series for the second time in three years.

Altuve with the Houston Astros in 2017

José Altuve

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Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Altuve with the Houston Astros in 2017
Altuve batting against the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 19, 2013
Altuve in 2014
Altuve at an Astros event in January 2015

After hitting an epic, pennant-winning walk-off two-run home run off Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman to end the 2019 American League Championship Series and send the Astros to their second World Series in three years, Altuve was awarded his first ALCS MVP.

2019 American League Division Series

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José Altuve hit the only home run of Game 1
Gerrit Cole struck out 15 batters in Game 2.
Kevin Kiermaier hit a three-run home run in Game 3
Game 2 starter Blake Snell earned a save in Game 4.
Michael Brantley was 2-for-3, including a home run, in Game 5.
Game 1 winning pitcher Tommy Kahnle
Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam in Game 2.
Aroldis Chapman earned a save in Game 3, as the Yankees advanced.

The 2019 American League Division Series were two best-of-five-games series in Major League Baseball (MLB) to determine the participating teams of the 2019 American League Championship Series.

2019 World Series

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The championship series of Major League Baseball's 2019 season.

The championship series of Major League Baseball's 2019 season.

Juan Soto batted 3-for-4 with three RBIs in Game 1.
Stephen Strasburg earned the win in Game 2.
Michael Brantley was 2-for-4 with two RBIs in Game 3.
Alex Bregman had five RBIs in Game 4, four on a grand slam.
The Astros batting in the top of the 2nd inning of Game 5
U.S. President Donald J. Trump waves to the crowd.
Anthony Rendon contributed five RBIs in Game 6.
Patrick Corbin (shown here with the Diamondbacks) was the winning pitcher in Game 7.

The Astros' opponent in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series (ALCS) was the New York Yankees, who had defeated the Minnesota Twins in their playoff series, three games to none.

Gurriel with the Houston Astros in 2016

Yuli Gurriel

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Cuban professional baseball first baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Cuban professional baseball first baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Gurriel with the Houston Astros in 2016

He also helped lead the club to American League (AL) pennants in 2019 and 2021.

Bregman with the Houston Astros in 2019

Alex Bregman

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American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).

American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Bregman with the Houston Astros in 2019
Bregman playing shortstop for LSU at Baum Stadium
Bregman with the Astros in 2016
Bregman playing shortstop in 2017
Bregman on base in 2018.

Bregman's bat went ice cold in the ALCS and first three games of the World Series, though, as he struggled through a 4-for-31 (.129) slump with only one home run and three RBIs.

Correa with the Houston Astros in 2018

Carlos Correa

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Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Correa with the Houston Astros in 2018
Correa at the 2013 Futures Game
Correa playing for Quad Cities in 2013
Correa batting for the Astros in 2016

On October 13, he hit a walk-off home run in the 11th inning of the second game of the ALCS against the New York Yankees to tie the series at 1–1.

Mike Fiers, pictured here with the Houston Astros in 2016, brought the scandal to light in an interview with reporters of The Athletic.

Houston Astros sign stealing scandal

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The Houston Astros sign stealing scandal resulted from a series of rule violations by members of the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB), who used technology to steal signs of opposing teams during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

The Houston Astros sign stealing scandal resulted from a series of rule violations by members of the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB), who used technology to steal signs of opposing teams during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Mike Fiers, pictured here with the Houston Astros in 2016, brought the scandal to light in an interview with reporters of The Athletic.
Minute Maid Park, the Astros' home ballpark, in 2010
Commissioner Rob Manfred began an investigation into the Astros' sign stealing after The Athletics article.
Mike Bolsinger in 2015

The Yankees asked MLB to investigate whistling sounds that they believed were meant to relay signs to batters in Game 1 of the 2019 AL Championship Series, but MLB said they found no wrongdoing.

2019 New York Yankees season

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The 117th season in New York City for the Yankees, and the 119th season overall for the franchise.

The 117th season in New York City for the Yankees, and the 119th season overall for the franchise.

They opened the playoffs by defeating and sweeping the Minnesota Twins in the Division Series, but were eliminated in the American League Championship Series by the Houston Astros in six games.

2017 American League Championship Series

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Best-of-seven playoff pitting the Houston Astros against the New York Yankees for the American League pennant and the right to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2017 World Series.

Best-of-seven playoff pitting the Houston Astros against the New York Yankees for the American League pennant and the right to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2017 World Series.

2017 Astros reserve outfielder Cameron Maybin joined the Yankees as a free agent in 2019 and reportedly tipped off Yankees about the Astros' sign-stealing before 2019 AL Championship Series match-up between the two teams.