Houston Astros' Framber Valdez reacts after loading the bases during the second inning of Game 1 in baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Houston.

THE ASTROS IN THE WORLD SERIES

Astros’ Framber Valdez had a shaky start in a 6-2 World Series Game 1 loss to the Braves

Posted on · Valdez allowed one run in eight sterling innings of a win over the Red Sox in Game 5 of the ALCS, giving the Astros optimism that he could help stabilize a rotation rocked by the loss of staff ace Lance McCullers Jr. Instead, he permitted a playoff career-high five runs while getting just six outs in a 6-2 loss.

The Houston Astros World Series banner is seen Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Houston. The Astros face the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of baseball's World Series tomorrow.

The Astros in the World Series

After a cheating scandal, the Astros head into Game 1 of the World Series with a lot to prove

Posted on · The Astros return to the World Series for the third time in five years, but this time, they'll try to shake the phantom of a 2017 scandal. It won't be easy.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez celebrates in the dugout after the eighth inning in Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Boston.

2021 MLB Playoffs

Framber Valdez goes 8 innings as Astros beat Red Sox 9-1 for 3-2 ALCS lead

Posted on · The Astros lefty was perfect through four, took a two-hit shutout into the seventh and became the first pitcher in the 2021 postseason to finish eight innings on Wednesday.

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