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Ex-Braves help lift Astros to World Series

Braves fans could feel a little nostalgic Saturday night as Evan Gattis and Brian McCann each came up big for the Houston Astros in their 4-0 win in Game 7 over the New York Yankees.

Gattis struck first in the fourth inning with a solo shot to left center off of Yankees starter CC Sabathia to put Houston in front 1-0.

It was McCann’s turn an inning later as Alex Bregman fielded Todd Frazier’s grounder and quickly fired home to nab Greg Bird at the plate. McCann handled the difficult throw flawlessly and was able to put the tag on Bird to record the out.

McCann wasn’t finished as his two-run double in the bottom half of the inning pushed Houston’s lead to 4-0.

Seems like as good a time as any to remind everyone that it was the Yankees who traded McCann to the Astros prior to the season.

Not pictured is former Braves pitcher Charlie Morton who got the start in Game 7 for Houston and allowed just two hits over five shutout innings.

Smoltz reflects on his own Game 7 performance in 1991

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