The Houston Astros, despite a controversial recent history, have upheld the name of being one of the strongest and most playoff-worthy franchises in the American League. While their sign-stealing scandal attracted a lot of negative attention, it doesn’t take away their unbelievable and unmatched success in the past few years.

Notably, Houston Astros took on the Seattle Mariners in the first ALDS game. The Mariners started off strong. And remained strong until they almost sealed the game in the ninth innings with the Astros being two down. However, a three-run walk-off home run in the last innings by left fielder Yordan Álvarez stunned everyone, including Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II.


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Super Bowl champion applauded the not-so-usual Astros’ victory

Patrick Mahomes II, who signed a whopping $450 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs for 10 years in 2020, applauded a magnificent Astros victory in the first American League Division Series game.

Mahomes, who evidently followed the match till the very end, reached his Twitter handle after the nail-biting finish. While talking about Alvarez’s homer and his team’s victory, Patrick said, “Wow!!! That was a 💣💣!!! #Astros”

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After Yordan Álvarez smashed the walk-off homer, as reported by Houston Astros, he became “the first player in MLB postseason history to hit a walk-off HR with their team trailing by multiple runs.”

Houston Astros in the postseason

What the Houston Astros pulled off today is exactly what they’ve been doing since 2017 in the postseason. They come, they dominate, they win, and they leave. Notably, the last time the Houston Astros won the World Series Ring was in 2017.

Since then, the Astros have absolutely dominated the American League West Division, and in continuation, the postseason as well. With five AL West Division Titles, three AL Pennants, three World Series appearances, and a World Series Championship in the last six years, the last-inning walk-off home run was symbolic of the previous six Astro years.


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Now, with five consecutive Championship Series appearances, the Astros stands as the American League favorites, and after today’s display against the Mariners, fans are reassured over the fact that they can do anything.


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Will the Astros make the World Series, again? What do you think?