Astros hold rally for fans ahead of Thursday's first playoff game against Red Sox

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston Astros fans gathered at City Hall to cheer on the team during a rally as they get ready for their first playoff game against the Boston Red Sox.

Mayor Sylvester Turner joined by Astros owner Jim Crane and players Derek Fisher and Joe Musgrove pumped up the crowd saying, "We are Houston proud and Houston Strong."

Everyone is feeling good about the season with good reason. The Astros won 101 games this year and are just seven wins away from the World Series.
"I am very excited, very happy. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance. I've never been to a playoff game so this is going to be great," Astros fan Ragnar Ferrell said.

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The Astros are encouraging fans to Orange Out Thursday ahead of the playoff game against the Red Sox.

Inside the team store, there are plenty of post season gear on display.

Mary Strickland is a season ticket holder who knew this team was special, even during Spring training.

"This is a great young team. I have been following the Astros my whole life and just to watch them and watch them grow...we just love this team and we are ready to win," Strickland said.

The Astros host the Red Sox at Minute Maid Park Thursday at 3 p.m.
The Astros are asking Houston to Orange Out! You can use #EarnHistory on social media for photos of yourself in orange at the office, school, etc.

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