LEADING OFF: Astros try to clinch trip to World Series

Fri Oct 22 2:23am ET
By The Associated Press

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi throws against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning in Game 4 of baseball's American League Championship Series Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)


Los Angeles Dodgers' Albert Pujols celebrates Chris Taylor's two-run home run in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. Pujols scored on the hit. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


Houston Astros' Michael Brantley is forced out at home by Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez while trying to score on a ball hit by Kyle Tucker during the ninth inning in Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


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