Astros Eliminate Tampa Bay

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Gerrit Cole struck out 10 over eight innings of two-hit, one-run ball as the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 in Game Five of the American League Division Series in Texas.

Alex Bregman lined a two-run double in a four-run first inning.  

Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve added back-to-back solo homers in the eighth.  Tyler Glasnow didn't survive the third and took the loss.  

Eric Sogard homered in the second for Tampa Bay.  The Astros will play the Yankees in the AL Championship Series starting Saturday.

MLB's NLCS starts Friday night in St Louis with the Cardinals hosting the Washington Nationals.