The Tampa Bay Rays advanced to the World Series of the Major Leagues by beating the Houston Astros 4-2 on Saturday night.
The Rays got back on track in Game 7 of the American League and finished the series 4-3.
– Ernesto Jerez (@EJerezESPN) October 18, 2020
A home run in the star’s first inning Randy Arozarena and a stellar start from Charlie Morton gave Tampa Bay a head start.
Morton lasted 5 2/3 innings and rarely had a problem. Cash eliminated him in just 66 pitches, a controversial decision that paid off. Houston’s only runs came on a two-run single by Carlos Correa in the eighth.
Randy Arozarena commanded the historic victory of the Tampa Bay Rays.
– Not Only There Is Football (@NosolohayFut_) October 18, 2020
The Rays led the series 3-0 before losing three in a row. The Astros fought hard after the sign-stealing scandal before the 2020 campaign and felt empowered like MLB villains, eager to put a shocking change in the ALCS in the faces of their critics. But Tampa Bay pitchers denied them the taste.
The #Astros They showed who they really are and I mean that in the best and healthiest sense. When you have a lot of talent, quality, level of competition and a great team, you don’t need to use anything more than that to win a Championship. #Postseason
– Fernando Álvarez (@FerAlvarez) October 18, 2020
Tampa Bay will be in the World Series for the second time in its history, just need to define its rival this Sunday, which will come between the Dodgers or the Braves.
The most aesthetically pleasing team you ever did see pic.twitter.com/9YHUd9ORZQ
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) October 18, 2020