Their the defending World Series champions for a reason. The 2023 Houston Astros during the regular season were a roller coaster to say the least. Yesterday, the played their first Postseason game of the year. A 6-4 victory over the Twins led by Yordan Alvarez.
The storyline of the Astros was if they could continue their dominance even after their shaky regular season. Those question marks may have just been erased. The Astros got to Bailey Ober quite quickly and knocked him out of the game after just three innings. Justin Verlander cruised through six scoreless innings. Yordan Alvarez and Jose Altuve led the Astros offense to six runs.
The Astros hold a 1-0 lead in the ALDS against the Twins in hopes to reach their seventh consecutive ALCS appearance. Framber Valdez will take the mound against Pablo Lopez later today.