Watch the Astros celebrate moving on to the World Series for the second time in team history
Well, it's settled. With their 4-0 win over the Yankees in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World on Saturday, the Astros advanced to the World Series.
It's the second pennant for the Astros, who made their other trip to the Fall Classic in 2005 while still in the National League. With all of that history, not to mention how these Astros came back from a 3-2 ALCS deficit against the Yankees, they were pretty thrilled about the clinch -- so much so, that everybody hugged.
Pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. who fired four sparkling innings of relief after Charlie Morton worked five scoreless, shared a hug with catcher Brian McCann after the final out:
Carlos Correa was feelin' it:
More than just teammates, Correa and Jose Altuve are great friends. Thus, they had a great high-five routine in place:
... and their postgame hug was especially strong:
Meanwhile, center fielder George Springer got a pick-me-up from right fielder Josh Reddick:
Altuve also caught up with Astros icon, Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, for a great photo-op:
Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander, the team's premier hurlers, were stoked too:
As was manager A.J. Hinch and his bench coach, Alex Cora:
This undoubtedly felt pretty special for Verlander and his fiancee, Kate Upton:
At some point, Verlander caught up with his pitching idol, Nolan Ryan, to talk shop:
Altuve enjoyed a ride around the infield, hoisted on Marwin Gonzalez's shoulders:
Here's the whole on-field scene after the game was over:
Of course, the revelry escalated once the players hit the clubhouse:
As the night went on, Astros players hit social media to share their excitement:
As did Houston Rockets star James Harden:
Enjoy, Houston. This is a special bunch.
The Astros will now face the Dodgers in the World Series. Tune in to Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.