Former Astros pitcher Roger Clemens cheering for his hometown to go to World Series

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Roger Clemens helped the Houston Astros pitch to the World Series in 2005, and he won two titles with the New York Yankees. But when it comes to his hometown team against the pinstripes, it's no contest.

The Rocket is Astros all the way.

"My heart is right here at home," Clemens said.

The 7-time Cy Young Award winner will be cheering loud and proud for his hometown team.

Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel have given the Astros an edge, reminding Clemens of his heyday.

"Our two starters are fantastic, and you need that to go not only into the playoffs, but deep into the playoffs. You got two arms like that, you're always going to have a chance," Clemens said.

Clemens knows how the Astros success is helping out our city.

"I think about the emotions we had about the flood here in Houston. This is fantastic for our city to keep the people who have lost their homes and belongings and loved ones, to keep their mind on something to root for," Clemens said.

Clemens said he's been extremely impressed with the team and said they are laser focused on the goal.

"It's a really special year," he said.

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