Jose Vizcaino (center) and the Astros celebrate their first playoff series victory. (John Bazemore/AP)
For the first time in their 42-year history, the Astros won a postseason series, beating the Braves, 12-3, in the decisive Game 5 of the NLDS in Atlanta. Houston next faces St. Louis in the NLCS, with a World Series berth on the line. MLB.com Game Wrap | Complete coverage >
With their backs against the wall and facing a 5-2 deficit in Game 4 of the NLDS in Houston, the Braves stormed back and defeated the Astros, 6-5, to force a decisive Game 5 in Atlanta on Monday. More >
Brandon Backe turned in an impressive outing in Game 3 of the NLDS on Saturday, pitching six strong innings as the Astros topped the Braves, 8-5, to move within one win of their first playoff series victory. More >
Faced with the prospect of going to Houston down two games to none in the best-of-five NLDS, the Braves rallied late to tie the Astros, then pulled out a thrilling Game 2 victory on Rafael Furcal's walk-off homer in the 11th. More >
In a matchup of surprise teams, the Astros got the better of the Braves in Game 1 of the NLDS, thanks to a gutsy effort from Roger Clemens and four home runs in a 9-3 victory on Wednesday in Atlanta. More >
Astros' road to the playoffs The Astros were out of the National League Central race by the All-Star break and were in sixth place in the Wild Card chase, but an incredible 36-10 sprint to the finish line has Houston in the postseason.
Braves try to build on big second half At one point, the Braves were 6 1/2 games back in the NL East. But thanks in part to Jaret Wright, who turned his career around, the Braves turned it around and look to continue their strong play in the playoffs. More >
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