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October 2017

Houston Emerges Victorious From Bewildering Game 5

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If you weren’t watching, you’d be forgiven for thinking that rumors of last night’s ballgame are nothing more than tall tales. 25 runs scored in a game started by Clayton Kershaw and Dallas Keuchel? Seven more World Series home runs to break the all time record? Blown saves by a pair of the best relievers in the game? It strains credulity.

And yet.

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Where to Dine Before the World Series

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You’ve got your tickets. You’ve got your ‘Stros swag. All you need now is a perfect place to dine before the big game tomorrow. From upscale to casual, we’ve gathered a range of notable downtown favorites you’re sure to enjoy.

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Astros Even Series in Bonkers Game 2

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Whatever you were expecting from Game 2, you weren’t expecting this. After one of the most dramatic postseason games in recent memory, the Astros are heading home with a coveted road win. With the series tied 1-1, Houston carries some pleasant momentum into their upcoming three-game home stand. It took no shortage of small miracles to get them there.

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Dodgers Edge Astros To Take Game 1

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It was a classic October pitcher’s duel—until it wasn’t.

Dallas Keuchel and Clayton Kershaw squared off last night to kick off the 2017 World Series, and they mostly lived up to their reputations as two of the best starting pitchers in the game.

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Astros Clinch First AL Pennant in Franchise History

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For the first ever time, the American League pennant has landed in Houston. Last night, the hometown Astros capped off a remarkable Championship Series against the New York Yankees, winning 4-0 in front of over 43,000 adoring fans. Now they’re headed to Los Angeles for their second Word Series appearance in franchise history, and first since 2005.

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Series Tied, Keuchel Takes The Ball

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You may have noticed a popular word in postseason baseball: Momentum. The Astros had it in the ALDS, taking a quick 2-0 lead over the Red Sox before dispatching Boston in four games. The Dodgers have it, as they aim to sweep the Cubs out of the playoffs tonight. Right now, the Yankees have it, too.

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Astros Hit the Bronx with 2-0 Lead

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The Astros did what they were supposed to do. Now, the Yankees try to fight back.

Starting tonight, Houston and New York do battle in the Bronx, with a trip to the World Series on the line. Staked to a 2-0 series lead, Houston needs only win two of the next five games to advance—but don’t count the Yankees out just yet. They claimed the winner-take-all Wild Card game from Minnesota and rallied from a 0-2 deficit to dispatch the Cleveland Indians in the American League Division Series last week.

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At The Houstonian, Holidays Are On the House

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Each holiday season, The Houstonian invites you to celebrate in grand style. The award-winning hotel is beautifully decorated in the trappings of each season, transformed into a festive fall scene for Thanksgiving, then an enchanting gingerbread wonderland for Christmas. This year, the Houston landmark is giving visitors even more to celebrate by offering a holiday special: “Holidays are on the House.”

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‘Stros Draw Yanks, Keuchel-Tanaka Set for Tonight

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The Houston Astros dodged one bullet. Now, they’ll have to contend with another.

When the New York Yankees defeated the favored Cleveland Indians in the fifth game of the American League Division Series, they established themselves as a powerhouse team. On one hand, Houston is lucky to avoid Cleveland, who dismantled the Astros in five of six 2017 meetings. On the other hand, the Yankees are really good, and their young team will only get better with time. This series could mark the beginning of a bitter new rivalry.

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The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta

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Some nights and collections are difficult to quantify in words because they are so magical. This October 7th, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston hosted an event for its members to debut the exhibit “The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta.” With floor-to-ceiling florals and a runway show projected onto museum walls, one could not help but be swept away to a different place upon entering. A delightful string trio added to the luster of the evening, as did cocktails and beautiful floral light fixtures. To ensure photos were fabulous, MFAH provided several floors perfect for any posed shot or “selfie.”

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