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Astros: ALCS preview, predictions, keys to the series

Oct 8, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) reacts after hitting an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning during game four of the 2020 ALDS at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros are set to take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALCS.

For the fourth season in a row, the Houston Astros are playing in the ALCS. This time they’ll take on the Tampa Bay Rays, who they defeated in five games in the ALDS in 2019. But last year’s result matters very little this time, especially with there being some key differences between this year’s team and last year’s.