MLB wild-card updates: Astros sweep extends Twins postseason heartbreak

Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros celebrates his go-ahead home run in Game 2 of the wild-card series. (Photo by Jordan Johnson/MLB Photos via Getty Images)Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros celebrates his go-ahead home run in Game 2 of the wild-card series. (Photo by Jordan Johnson/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
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Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros celebrates his go-ahead home run in Game 2 of the wild-card series. (Photo by Jordan Johnson/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="During MLB’s busy wild-card series, we’ll keep you updated right here on results, must-see moments and what’s next in each matchup.” data-reactid=”23″>During MLB’s busy wild-card series, we’ll keep you updated right here on results, must-see moments and what’s next in each matchup.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="What happened? The Minnesota Twins’ postseason misery continues. After losing 3-1 to the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the AL wild-card series, the Twins season has ended and their record postseason losing streak has been extended to 18 games.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”25″>What happened? The Minnesota Twins’ postseason misery continues. After losing 3-1 to the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the AL wild-card series, the Twins season has ended and their record postseason losing streak has been extended to 18 games. 

Houston’s Carlos Correa delivered the decisive blow in Game 2, smashing a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning. It was the first home run in the series featuring two of MLB’s top five homer-hitting teams over the last two seasons.   

Minnesota’s offense could only muster one run against Astros starter Jose Urquidy and three relievers. The Twins scored just two runs total in what may go down as their most disappointing postseason exit in a series of heart-wrenching outcomes.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="What’s next? For the fifth time in six seasons, the Astros have advanced to the ALDS. It’s a little different this time, of course. Rather than traveling to Chicago or Oakland for an ALDS matchup with the White Sox or A’s, they will advance to MLB’s postseason neutral site. That means a trip to Southern California for them.&nbsp;&nbsp;” data-reactid=”32″>What’s next? For the fifth time in six seasons, the Astros have advanced to the ALDS. It’s a little different this time, of course. Rather than traveling to Chicago or Oakland for an ALDS matchup with the White Sox or A’s, they will advance to MLB’s postseason neutral site. That means a trip to Southern California for them.  

Another noted difference: Houston will be the first time in MLB history to advance to the LDS with a losing regular season record. Of all teams to pull that off, and of all seasons for it to happen, this is what baseball has given us. We can’t imagine baseball fans will in any way be thrilled considering everything that’s happened with the Astros sign-stealing scandal. But sometimes baseball is going to baseball.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="You see this? Twins outfielder Alex Kirilloff made history Wednesday, becoming the first player ever to make his MLB debut in a postseason game. Fittingly, he was the first Twins player to get a hit in Game 2 when he delivered a fourth-inning single.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”34″>You see this? Twins outfielder Alex Kirilloff made history Wednesday, becoming the first player ever to make his MLB debut in a postseason game. Fittingly, he was the first Twins player to get a hit in Game 2 when he delivered a fourth-inning single. 

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