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Tuesday’s World Series defeat could mark the end of an era for the Astros

Posted on · After losing Gerrit Cole and George Springer in free agency the last two years, Houston now faces the distinct possibility that Carlos Correa will soon be gone, too. The star shortstop, who has been with the franchise since he was selected with the first overall draft pick in 2012, is a free agent and there’s concern the Astros won’t be able to keep him.

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 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.

MLB Postseason 2021

The Astros are heading back to the World Series after ousting the Red Sox

Posted on · Rookie Luis García showed the poise of an October ace, MVP Yordan Alvarez stayed hot at the plate and the Houston Astros earned yet another trip to the World Series, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-0 in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series.

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.