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SportsPulse: The Houston Astros had been the embarrassment of the league heading into the season after the crew’s cheating scandal become as soon as printed. Our MLB journalists debate if they’re combating for his or her legacies this postseason.

USA TODAY

SAN DIEGO — The map in which the Tampa Bay Rays seek for it, they’re The US’s crew now.

They receive away with the Imperfect Empire, the prosperous and noteworthy New York Yankees to initiate their weekend, and pause their weekend Sunday evening by taking a substantial first step to issue the crew that all individuals loves to hate doesn’t return to the World Sequence.

The Rays won Recreation 1 of the ALCS over the Houston Astros 2-1, the an identical to find of their winner-expend-all victory in opposition to the Yankees. They’re the principle crew to realize two or fewer runs to shield support-to-support postseason video games since these tainted 2017 Astros. It become as soon as the principle time the Astros misplaced a playoff recreation allowing two or fewer runs since Recreation 4 of the 2005 World Sequence.