World Series: Houston Astros beat Atlanta Braves to reach final

From the section For the last 10 World Series, the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs have faced off as the league champions Nine hours and 15 minutes after it started and ended – an…

World Series: Houston Astros beat Atlanta Braves to reach final

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For the last 10 World Series, the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs have faced off as the league champions

Nine hours and 15 minutes after it started and ended – an emotional 7,049 miles of continuous game time – the world championship of baseball is still alive.

On Sunday night the Houston Astros advanced to their first World Series in 20 years with a 7-6 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series.

It was their second win in a row after they were two runs down with three innings to play in Game 3 on Friday.

Houston’s man-of-the-match George Springer hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning to clinch the game.

The Astros will play the American League champion Boston Red Sox for the first time since 2003 in the World Series.

For the last 10 World Series, the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs have faced off as the league champions – a sequence which they will now extend to 12 consecutive years.

Cleveland have already beaten Boston three times in 2017.

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