Nobody said this was going to be easy. The Houston Astros hit a roadblock this week, stumbling in their attempt to run away with the American League pennant. Crucially, it was one they’ve hit before: The defending AL Champs from Cleveland.
Cleveland swept the Astros over three nail-biting games at Minute Maid Park, silencing a Houston crowd that has grown unaccustomed to losing. It marked the first time the Astros lost consecutive games since a late-April trip to – that’s right – Cleveland.