Astros Close Out Rays With Strong Game 5, Injured Delle Donne, Meesseman Lead Mystics To WNBA Title, Patriots Move To 6-0 With Giants Victory

Grace Higgins | October 11th, 2019

It took a bit longer than they would have wanted- five games- but the Houston Astros finally closed the deal and moved into the American League Championship Series on Thursday night thanks to a convincing 6-1 victory at home over the Tampa Bay Rays. There were two main components to making it as lopsided as it does appear. For one, you can’t discount the superb pitching of Gerrit Cole. After Justin Verlander was roughed up a bit in Game 4, their other ace came out and offered up eight innings of just two-hit baseball in which he gave up just a run. He struck out ten in total as well, helping preserve a lead given to him in the bottom of the first. The Astros put up four in that first frame, with Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, and Yuli Gurriel all producing hits to drive in runs. The Rays’ lone run came in the top of the second when Eric Sogard homered. A pair of homers from Altuve and Michael Brantley in the eighth put the game away for good. As a result of the win, the Astros will now take on the New York Yankees in a blockbuster ALCS. That series begins on Saturday night in Houston.

Bleacher Report

The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays were not the only ones playing a deciding Game 5 on Thursday night. The WNBA Finals came to a close between the Washington Mystics and the Connecticut Sun, and in the end it was the former- the host for the decider- that ended up hoisting the trophy. Elena Delle Done, who had been a doubt to play previously in the series and was still not at 100%, had a massive game by providing 21 points on the night in the 89-78 win. However, she was slightly outdone by Finals MVP Emma Meesseman, who pipped her one more at an even 22. The title is the first one in the history of the franchise. Delle Donne scored four points during an 8-0 run that put them ahead for good with less than three minutes to go, underlining her importance.

Chicago Sun-Times

The New England Patriots have not had the toughest of all schedules so far. Mundane or mediocre are words that come to mind to describe it. But Thursday night was not one of the easier assignments that they have, due to the quick turnaround. Even against a depleted New York Giants team, that case can be made. Nonetheless, they ended up increasing their record to 6-0 on the season with a comfortable-in-the-end 35-14 win. The Pats went up 14-0 to look downright dominant, but the Giants came back in the second quarter to tie the game. The Pats went up for good in the second quarter, as Tom Brady ran in with 36 ticks left. From there, they ran away with it, using four total turnovers to make up the difference in the end. Brady, who had an interception and two rushing TD’s, also was able to surpass Peyton Manning on the all-time passing yards list. He’s now second following a 334-yard showing.

Pats Pulpit
Next Article
  • Cats Hired To Deliver Mail

    Over the centuries, humans have always looked for new ways to deliver messages. We started by running messages from one place to another, and then it was via non-stop horseback riding and at one point carrier pigeons were quite successful. In Alaska and Canada, there is a history of delivering mail by dog sleds. We...

    Read More
  • Monday NBA Action

    • After missing five straight games, Anthony Davis returned to the Los Angeles Lakers lineup in a matchup against the Boston Celtics. In the NBA’s oldest rivalry, the Celtics were able to cool off the red-hot Lakers in a 139-107 victory. Kemba Walker, who previously never beat LeBron James in an NBA game, scored 20...

    Read More
  • Entrepreneur Secretly Squats The AOL Headquarters

    One crafty entrepreneur decided to save some living costs while working on his startup, but simply squatting in the AOL headquarters. In 2012, Eric Simons spend a good few months living on the internet giant’s campus in Palo Alto in California. It was a pretty sweet deal, he would eat for free, enjoy gym access...

    Read More
  • Chiefs, 49ers To Play In Super Bowl

    On NFL Championship Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Tennessee Titans 35-24 and the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers 37-20. The Titans entered the game as +7.5 underdogs to the AFC Championship Game host, the Chiefs. The Titans proceeded to take a 10-point lead in the first quarter. The week prior,...

    Read More
  • James Receives MVP Chants In Houston

    During the Los Angeles Lakers 124-115 win in Houston against the Rockets, LeBron James received MVP chants from the Houston crowd. NBA fans might recall that before James signed with the Lakers, one of the teams rumored to be in the running for the four-time MVP was the Rockets. At the time, the Rockets had...

    Read More
  • When Against A Raging Bushfire The Echidnas Will Simply Go To Sleep

    In the tinder-dry Australia which is currently so much on the news due to the huge bushfires raging the country, one animal has figured out a survival technique that has fascinated biologists for decades. Wildfire can tear through any sort of vegetation in minutes and grow at terrifying speeds, the fires incinerate nearly everything in...

    Read More
  • Kyrie Irving Complains About Nets

    After a 117-106 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, Kyrie Irving sounded off about the current situation of the Brooklyn Nets and offered his criticism of the team moving forward. The Nets are 18-22 and hanging on by a prayer to the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. After the game, Irving commented and said the...

    Read More
  • Juggalo Makeup The Way To Block Facial Recognition

    If you need to walk through an airport while evading facial recognition cameras then the way to do it maybe by using Juggalo makeup. Though we do not think this is a great idea as you will probably be stopped by security anyways. Still, it is an interesting concept that certain styles of makeup make...

    Read More