Astros advance to ALCS for fifth consecutive season

Earn berth with 10-1 victory over White Sox today in Chicago; Five straight ALCS appearances matches AL record

October 12th, 2021

HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Astros have advanced to the American League Championship Series for the fifth consecutive season following today’s 10-1 win over the White Sox in Chicago.

The Astros will host the Boston Red Sox in Games 1 and 2 of the ALCS on Friday and Saturday, respectively (start times are TBA).

The Astros become just the second team in history to advance to five straight ALCS, matching the Oakland A’s of 1971-75. Notably, the A’s advanced to all five ALCS by winning their division only. The Astros have had to win an ALDS each year before advancing to the ALCS.

Overall in franchise history, the Astros have now advanced to the LCS eight times. The first three times were in the National League, advancing to the NLCS in 1980, 2004 and 2005. In the American League, they have advanced to the ALCS 2017-21.

With tonight’s win, Dusty Baker is now 11-6 (.647) in the postseason as Astros manager, which is the best win percentage all-time for an Astros skipper. Additionally, the Astros are now 15-5 in ALDS games since 2017.


As a result of today’s win, updated postseason gear is available NOW to the general public for the first time in the Astros Team Store, located in the Union Station building at Minute Maid Park. The store will remain open until 7 p.m. tonight and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.


Individual tickets for the Astros ALCS home games are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets online at or by phone at 1-877-9ASTROS. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the Minute Maid Park Box Office. Due to an extremely limited number of individual game tickets that will be available for postseason games, fans are encouraged to guarantee their access to 2021 postseason tickets by purchasing 2022 Season Tickets, on-sale now by calling 1-877-9ASTROS or by visiting


As in past years, ALCS & World Series credentials are different from ALDS credentials. Therefore, media members must pick up ALCS credentials once they are ready. Additional information on credential pickup to follow.


On Wednesday, the Astros will host a free and fun Postseason Clinch Event for fans on the sidewalk area outside the Union Station building at Minute Maid Park from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The event, which is being held to celebrate the Astros win in the ALDS, will include:

-DJ Johnny Bravo providing music and entertainment on top of H-Town themed interactive shipping container on Crawford St.

-Mural artist paints live an 8’x8’ Astros-themed mural in front of Union Station

- Fans receive a free coffee with a merchandise purchase from the Team Store, compliments of PUCS Coffee Truck (9 am - 11 am). Fans need to show a receipt from the Team Store.

-Fans receive a free taco with a merchandise purchase from the Team Store, compliments of Los Primos HTX (11:30 am-1:30 pm). Fans need to show a receipt from the Team Store.

-Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase inside the Team Store throughout the day.

- Orbit and Coca-Cola Shooting Stars will make appearances throughout the day.