Houston Astros close in on World Series

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The Houston Astros are closing in on their second World Series title in three years.

They've beaten the Washington Nationals in game five to go 3-2 up in the best-of-seven series.

Carlos Correa, Yordan Alvarez and George Springer all hit two-run home runs in the 7-1 victory.

The action now returns to Houston for game six, which will be played on Tuesday.

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