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WATCH: Former Cubs closer gives up walkoff home run that ends ALCS


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On Saturday, former Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman gave up a walkoff home run that ended the ALCS. (Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports)
On Saturday, former Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman gave up a walkoff home run that ended the ALCS. (Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports)

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 6-4 in Game 6 of the ALCS on Saturday and advanced to the World Series. A walkoff 2-run home run hit by Astros second baseman Jose Altuve in the bottom of the ninth resulted in the Astros, who coughed up a 2-run lead in the top of the ninth at Minute Maid Park, winning the ALCS 4-2.

Former Cubs reliever Aroldis Chapman was victimized by Altuve on the game-ending 2-run jack, with the hard-throwing Yankees closer walking a batter with two outs and then getting taken deep by Altuve. Chapman led the American League with 37 saves in the regular season, but his postseason ended in deflating fashion.

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