One more win and the Astros will advance to the ALCS.
If the Astros can do that, they’ll keep a historic streak alive.
They’ve reached the ALCS in five consecutive years and are on the verge of extending it to six.
Sarah Langs of MLB.com tweeted a list of the teams with the most consecutive LCS appearances.
The Astros are tied for second on the list with the Oakland Athletics, who did it from 1971-1975.
The Atlanta Braves hold the all-time record with eight from 1991-1999.
Most consecutive LCS apps:
1991-99 Braves — 8 (no LCS played in ’94)
2017-pres. Astros — 5**
1971-75 A’s — 5
** active streak entering 2022 https://t.co/smHkMhzbja
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) October 13, 2022
Astros On Verge Of ALCS
The Astros are once again on the verge of history.
As much as fans hate to see it after they were busted for the sign-stealing scandal in 2017, the Astros remain an elite team that will have a chance to win the World Series each year.
Like it or not, the Astros remain the best team in the American League, and they’re about to prove that point even further.
While Seattle could still get back into the series, the Astros will have Lance McCullers on the mound for Game 3 tomorrow afternoon as they look to advance to the ALCS.
It’s been since 2016 that the Astros were not involved in the ALCS.
Now, here they are, just one win shy of reaching the Championship Series for the sixth consecutive season.
They won an American League-best 106 games during the regular season and got a bye to the ALDS.
We’ll see if they can keep their streak alive tomorrow and make yet another trip to the ALCS.