The Houston Astros punched their ticket to the World Series after shutting out the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series and now await a matchup with either the Los Angeles Dodgers or Atlanta Braves. It marks the Astros' first trip back to the Fall Classic since 2017, when they defeated the Dodgers in seven games. For the Red Sox, the loss closes the book on what had been an improbable season.