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García, Alvarez help Astros oust Red Sox, reach World Series

HOUSTON (AP) Two of the youngest Houston Astros stars helped one of baseball's oldest managers get another shot at a most elusive title.

Rookie Luis Garcia showed the poise of an October ace, MVP Yordan Alvarez did more damage at the plate and the Astros earned yet another trip to the World Series, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-0 Friday night in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series.

Garcia and Alvarez, both 24 and ascending, and 72-year-old manager Dusty Baker will open the World Series on Tuesday night, either at Dodger Stadium or home against Atlanta. The Braves lead Los Angeles 3-2 in the NL Championship Series going into Game 6 Saturday night.

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Leaders
AVG: Y. Gurriel.319
HR: Y. Alvarez33
RBI: Y. Alvarez104
SB: K. Tucker14
W: L. McCullers Jr.13
ERA: L. McCullers Jr.3.16
Saves: R. Pressly26
K: L. McCullers Jr.185
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .267 (1)
Runs: 863 (1)
Hits: 1496 (1)
Home Runs: 221 (9)
Stolen Bases: 53 (27)
OBP: .339 (1)
SLG: .444 (3)
Total Bases: 2486 (2)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.78 (7)
Runs Allowed: 658 (7)
Saves: 34 (23)
Strikeouts: 1456 (11)
OpBA: .228 (3)
OBP: .306 (8)
SLG: .382 (6)
Run Support: 5.38 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/4 B. Abreu Called Up from Minors
10/4 P. Báez Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
10/4 P. Báez Removed From 10-Day IL (Right shoulder soreness)
10/4 B. Bielak Called Up from Minors
10/4 J. James Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/21 Z. Greinke Neck soreness (10-day IL)
9/20 F. Nova Left knee ACL tear (on 60-day IL)
9/14 J. Odorizzi Right foot soreness (10-day IL)
9/12 M. Brantley Right knee soreness (10-day IL)
8/31 Z. Greinke COVID-19 injured list (positive test) (10-day IL)
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