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How MLB old school beat new: Inside the Astros' big inning that won ALCS Game 6


A few months before Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash was born, his 2020 American League Championship Series counterpart, Dusty Baker, supposedly co-invented the high five with his late Dodgers teammate, Glenn Burke.


If the Astros go on to finish their epic comeback on Saturday -- and we don't know what dramatics lie in store for us then -- fans of both teams might point to this inning for when things finally tilted toward Houston.


When the inning began, Blake Snell had put up all zeros but -- as has been his Achilles heel all season -- he had not done so efficiently, walking three Houston batters and burning through 71 pitches.


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On the next pitch, with the Rays infield in the same alignment, Castillo put a 96 mph sinker on the outer edge of the plate, though Zunino appeared to be set up for an inside offering.


Pettis, who was diagnosed with cancer in late September, has been in attendance at Petco Park for the past two games and has served as an inspirational figure for Baker and his players.






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