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Jordan Lyles

Astros go from woeful to World Series in just 4 years

Just four years ago, the Houston Astros weren't just bad, they were embarrassing — so embarrassing that many dubbed them the "Lastros."

Now Houston is heading to its second World Series in franchise history after beating the Yankees in the AL Championship Series, and its time as the league's laughingstock seems like a distant memory.

"You always picture yourself in the World Series, but to be here after my debut in 2012 with the team that we had, with the players that we had, I never thought we would be here," left-hander Dallas Keuchel said.

Keuchel is one of just four Astros who remain from a 2013 team that hit rock bottom by losing a...