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The Houston Astros win the ALCS battle 4-2, but the war is not over yet!

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 19: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros is awarded series MVP following his teams 6-4 win against the New York Yankees in game six of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 19, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 19: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros is awarded series MVP following his teams 6-4 win against the New York Yankees in game six of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 19, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 19: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros hits a walk-off two-run home run to win game six of the American League Championship Series 6-4 against the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park on October 19, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

And into the box walks George Springer. We can all imagine that he’s feeling like he’s let his team and his fans down missing the leaping attempt in the top of the inning, and hoping beyond hope that he can make it up to everyone – fans and teammates alike – by getting his moonshot that would have duplicated his success in Game 5 of the 2017 WS.

Springer battled hard and won with a two-out walk.

Up to the plate comes Altuve, our own mighty little giant, with thoughts of thankfulness just to be given an opportunity to help his team when the baton is passed on to him.

How suitable it is that this mighty man of faith – who, while limping on one leg because of a knee injury that would eventually require surgery, a man who was robbed of a two-run home run in Game 4 of the 2018 ALCS because it was ruled an out due to fan interference – would finally get what felt like redemption to so many fans as the ball sailed to the opposite wall in center field and moved his team on to the next battle in the postseason war, the 2019 World Series.

We won the game not because I hit a homer. Yuli [Gurriel] hit a three-run homer, Michael Brantley made a really good play over there, [George] Springer just walked and put some pressure on them to get some momentum going. We worked as a team. We don’t have just one player, as I said before, and I’m just so happy for right now.” ~Jose Altuve via Sacha Pisani of Sporting News

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