It’s the second time the Rays have entered the World Series.
The Tampa Bay Rays advanced to the Major League Baseball World Series by beating the Houston Astros 4-2 on Saturday night.
A first-inning home run by star Randy Arozarena and a stellar start by Charlie Morton gave Tampa Bay an early lead.
Morton lasted 5 2/3 innings and rarely had a problem. Cash eliminated him in just 66 pitches, a controversial decision that paid off. Houston’s only runs came on a two-run single by Carlos Correa in the eighth.
The Rays led the series 3-0 before losing three in a row. The Astros fought hard after the sign-stealing scandal before the 2020 campaign and felt empowered like MLB villains, eager to put a shocking change in the ALCS in the faces of their critics. But Tampa Bay pitchers denied them the taste.
Tampa Bay will be in the World Series for the second time in its history, just need to define its rival this Sunday, which will come between the Dodgers or Braves.