Astros oust White Sox in Game 4, will face Red Sox in fifth straight ALCS berth

The Houston Astros cruised past the Chicago White Sox 101 in Game 4 on Tuesday to clinch their American League Division Series 3-1 and advance to their fifth consecutive AL Championship Series.

Right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. had another sharp outing, allowing one run on five hits and three walks in four innings while striking out five. The Astros’ bullpen didn’t allow a run, and Michael Brantley, Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa each had two RBIs in the victory. Brantley extended his postseason hit streak to 15 games, a franchise record.

José Altuve hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning to tie for fourth all-time in MLB postseason homers (19).

The second-seeded Astros will face the fourth-seeded Boston Red Sox, who eliminated the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays with a second-straight walk-off win on Monday night. It will be a rematch of the 2018 ALCS, which Boston won 4-1 en route to a World Series title. The teams also met in the 2017 ALDS, which Houston won 3-1.

The Astros are 2-2 in the ALCS since 2017, winning in 2017 (on their way to winning the World Series), and in 2019 (before losing to Washington in the World Series).

Game 1 is set for Friday in Houston.

This story will be updated.

(Photo: Nuccio DiNuzzo / MLB Photos via Getty Images)


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