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Down 3-0 in the ALCS, the Houston Astros have now forced a Game 7.

League Championship - Houston Astros v Tampa Bay Rays - Game Six Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

NLCS

Los Angeles 7, Atlanta 3

The Dodgers mounted yet another come from behind win, staving off elimination for at least one more game.

Will Smith Versus Will Smith

The Dodgers’ variety got the better of the Braves’ version by taking him deep for a two-out, two-run home run in the sixth inning.

ALCS

Houston 7, Tampa Bay 4

Kevin Cash pulled his former Cy Young winner in the fifth inning after Snell surrendered a single to Aledmys Diaz which put the tying run in scoring position with no outs. In the other dugout, Diego Castillo, who had been brilliant so far in the playoffs, slipped up. The Astros pounced on the Rays, forcing an unlikely Game 7 situation.

15 Stats and Facts from ALCS Game 6

On Tuesday, the Astros became the 39th team in postseason history to fall behind, 3-0, in a best-of-seven series. On Friday, they overcame the odds being stacked against them and tied the series at 3-3. Here are some impressive and curious facts and stats regarding how they wound up on the doorstep of the World Serries and only the second comeback from 3-0 in a seven-game series in MLB history.

Astros, Rays Set Game 7 Starters

Former teammates, Lance McCullers Jr. and Charlie Morton will face off for the Astros and Rays respectively when the teams take the field for Game 7 of the ALCS tonight in Los Angeles.

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