Morning Briefing: Judge Rules in Favor of the Astros

Last night, the Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the ALCS to advance to the World Series. Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis both hit home runs as Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers Jr. combined for nine shutout innings and 11 strikeouts.

This was the only the fifth time in MLB history that every game in a seven-game series was won by the home team. The Astros also became the only team in the modern era to have reached a World Series in both the NL and AL.

The World Series will begin on Tuesday at 8 p.m. and will be aired on FOX.

Latest Mets News 

Mets managerial candidate Alex Cora was offered a three-year contract from the Boston Red Sox yesterday that he is expected to accept at the end of the Astros season, according to Jon Heyman and Ken Rosenthal.

Latest NL East and MLB News

Rosenthal reports that despite the Washington Nationals interest, they will not be able to stop Cora from heading to the Red Sox.

Connor Byrne of MLB Trade Rumors has the latest on the Miami Marlins plans to trade their outfielders.

Mark Bowman of MLB.com hits on a variety of Atlanta Braves topics as he answers fans questions.

The Philadelphia Phillies have interviewed a handful of candidates, according to Bob Nightengale.

The Chicago Cubs fired pitching coach Chris Bosio yesterday.

Latest on MMO

John Sheridan does a managerial profile of Kevin Long.

Rob Piersall reflects on the Mets winning the NL Pennant two years ago.

This Day in Mets History

1979: Ed Kranepool declares free agency to end his 18-year Mets career.

Birthdays: Darren O’Day turns 35.

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