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Duel of life or death in the city of Houston

The stage is set to host the fifth and final game of the Division Series between the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays who are looking for the last pass to the next instance where the New York Yankees await.

A full house is expected for the third consecutive game at Minute Maid Park in Houston, where Gerrit Cole (20-5) will be in charge of taking the nose to stop the push of a Rays that have been unstoppable in the last two games. The right-hander returns to action, in a stellar moment after his last presentation where he silenced the Tampa Bay slugger for 7.2 15/XNUMX innings. In addition, in said presentation he prescribed XNUMX strikeouts, a new personal record in the playoffs.

However, manager Kevin Cash seems to have one last trick up his sleeve and will give pitcher Tyler Glasnow (6-1) the ball; although he also anticipated that his entire monticular body will be available to come in any situation.

Tampa Bay does not have good memories of a five-game series after losing the only one in 2010 against the Texas Rangers.

The Houston Astros are also looking to end the curse of game five, after falling in the decisive game three times. The first two when they were part of the old circuit in the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies (1980) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (1981). While in the American League they fell to the Kansas City Royals (2015).

Finally, the Rays want to extend their sweeping pace and leave one of the favorites behind. Only that the Astros plan to celebrate at home, taking another step to achieve the World Series coronation, which would be their second in 58-year history.

natives at stake

The Creole troops are still in play in search of achieving the pass in their respective organizations. On behalf of the Houston Astros, José Altuve and Róbinson Chirinos command an offensive artillery by registering between them three runs scored, four RBIs and three home runs. While in Tampa Bay, there is Avisaíl García who has played a key role with the wood by adding five hits and a defense that dazzles.

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