Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer, scored four times and stole a base as the Houston Astros clobbered the Chicago White Sox, 10-1 to advance to the AL Championship Series for a fifth straight season. Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman each hit a two-run double as the Astros bounced back from Sunday night’s 12-6 loss. Michael Brantley had three hits and two RBIs for Houston, which will begin the ALCS against the visiting Boston Red Sox on Friday.
The Atlanta Braves won their NL Division Series by beating Milwaukee, 5-4 on Freddie Freeman’s solo homer with two out in the eighth. Atlanta trailed 2-0 in the fourth and 4-2 in the fifth before beating Milwaukee for the third straight game since a series-opening loss. The Braves posted two shutouts and allowed just six runs the entire series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers stayed alive with a 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. Mookie Betts was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, including a two-run homer that put the Dodgers ahead, 4-0 in the fourth inning. Will Smith capped the scoring with a two-run blast in the eighth.