If you are viewing this story via our mobile app and are unable to see videos and tweets, click here . Charlie Morton pitched five-plus scoreless innings and Randy Arozarena and Mike Zunino drove in two runs apiece as the Rays beat the Astros 4-2 in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series Saturday at Petco Park in San Diego.The Rays advanced to the World Series for the first time in 12 seasons and only the second in their 23-season history. They’ll have a shot at their first-ever title beginning Tuesday in Arlington, Texas, against the winner of the NLCS between the Braves and Dodgers.Tampa Bay shook off the effects of three straight defeats by jumping out to a 2-0, first-inning lead.After leadoff hitter Manuel Margot was hit by a pitch, Arozarena, who would be named the series' Most Valuable Player, drove a 97 mph sinker from Lance McCullers Jr. 416 feet over the centerfield wall.One inning later, Zunino knocked an 83 mph knuckle-curve from McCullers 430 feet to left-center to extend the Rays' lead to 3-0. He added a sacrifice fly off Jose Urquidy in the sixth inning.The Astros got two runs back in the eighth.Aledmys Diaz drew a walk, advanced to second on a George Springer groundout and went to third on a Jose Altuve single deep into the hole at shortstop. Pete Fairbanks was brought in to relieve Nick Anderson and walked Michael Brantley to load the bases. Carlos Correa drove in two runs with a single to right.Morton struck out six over 5-2/3 innings, allowing two hits and a walk. He was relieved by Anderson after a walk and an Altuve infield single put runners at the corners with two outs in the sixth. Anderson induced a groundout from Brantley to end the inning.The Astros threatened in the seventh, as Alex Bregman singled down the rightfield line and Kyle Tucker singled to center, moving Bregman to third with one out. But Anderson got Yuli Gurriel to hit into a double play, escaping the jam.Houston still wasn’t done, as Yuli Gurriel lined a one-out single to right in the ninth. But Fairbanks struck out Josh Reddick and got Aledmys Diaz to fly out to rightfielder Manuel Margot to end the game.McCullers, a Tampa native and former Jesuit High standout, lasted only 3-2/3 innings. He allowed three runs on four hits, including two home runs, and one walk while striking out seven. Follow our live updates: Astros at bat (Pete Fairbanks pitching) Kyle Tucker strikes out swingingYuli Gurriel lines a single to rightfieldJosh Reddick strikes out swingingAledmys Diaz flies out to rightfielder Manuel Margot Rays win 4-2 and clinch a World Series berth Astros at bat (Nick Anderson pitching) Josh Reddick grounds out to second baseman Brandon LoweAledmys Diaz pinch-hits for Martin MaldonadoDiaz draws a walkGeorge Springer grounds out to third baseman Joey Wendle. Diaz advances to secondJose Altuve singles deep into the hole at shortstop, moving Diaz to thirdPete Fairbanks relieves Anderson (Pete Fairbanks pitching) Altuve advances to second on a wild pitchMichael Brantley draws a walkCarlos Correa singles to rightfield, scoring Diaz and Altuve and moving Brantley to second. Rays 4, Astros 2 Alex Bregman strikes out swinging Rays at bat (Blake Tayor pitching) Austin Meadows grounds out to shortstop Carlos CorreaJi-Man Choi drops a single into leftfieldEnoli Paredes relieves Taylor (Enoli Paredes pitching) Willy Adames draws a walk, moving Choi to secondMike Brosseau pinch-runs for ChoiJoey Wendle grounds into a double play Rays 4, Astros 2 after eight innings Astros at bat (Nick Anderson pitching) Carlos Correa lines out to centerfielder Kevin KiermaierAlex Bregman singles down the rightfield lineKyle Tucker singles to centerfield, moving Bregman to thirdYuli Gurriel hits into a double play Rays at bat (Blake Tayor pitching) Manuel Margot grounds out to third baseman Alex BregmanBrandon Lowe strikes out swingingRandy Arozarena grounds out to shortstop Carlos Correa Rays 4, Astros 0 after seven innings Astros at bat (Charlie Morton pitching) Josh Reddick strikes out swingingMartin Maldonado draws a walkGeorge Springer grounds into a forceout, retiring Maldonado at secondJose Altuve reaches on an infield single, Springer advancing to third Nick Anderson relieves Morton Michael Brantley grounds out to second baseman Brandon Lowe Rays at bat (Jose Urquidy pitching) Ji-Man Choi singles to centerfieldWilly Adames draws a walk, moving Choi to secondJoey Wendle flies out to rightfielder Josh Reddick. Choi advances to thirdMike Zunino hits a sacrifice fly to centerfielder George Springer, scoring Choi. Rays 4, Astros 0 Kevin Kiermaier strikes out swinging Rays 4, Astros 0 after six innings Astros at bat (Charlie Morton pitching) Alex Bregman grounds out to third baseman Joey Wendle. First baseman Ji-Man Choi makes a nice stretch to field the high throwKyle Tucker strikes out lookingYuli Gurriel flies out to rightfielder Manuel Margot Rays at bat (Jose Urquidy pitching) Manuel Margot draws a walkBrandon Lowe grounds into a forceout, retiring Margot at secondRandy Arozarena strikes out swingingAustin Meadows pops out Carlos Correa in foul territory Rays 3, Astros 0 after five innings Astros at bat (Charlie Morton pitching) Jose Altuve strikes out swingingMichael Brantley flies out to rightfielder Manuel MargotCarlos Correa called out on strikes Rays at bat (Lance McCullers pitching) Willy Adames strikes out swingingJoey Wendle singles to centerfieldMike Zunino strikes out swingingBrooks Raley relieves McCullers (Brooks Raley pitching) Kevin Kiermaier strikes out swinging Rays 3, Astros 0 after four innings Astros at bat (Charlie Morton pitching) Josh Reddick grounds out to first baseman Ji-Man ChoiMartin Maldonado strikes out swingingGeorge Springer grounds out to third baseman Joey Wendle Rays at bat (Lance McCullers pitching) Brandon Lowe reaches on an infield singleRandy Arozarena reaches on a fielder’s choice, pitcher Lance McCullers retiring Lowe at secondAustin Meadows hits into a forceout, Jose Altuve throwing out Arozarena at second. A replay review upholds the call on the fieldJi-Man Choi flies out to leftfielder Kyle Tucker Rays 3, Astros 0 after three innings Astros at bat (Charlie Morton pitching) Shortstop Willy Adames goes to his left to make a sliding stop on an Alex Bregman grounder up the middle, then throws a strike that beats Bregman to firstKyle Tucker grounds out to first baseman Ji-Man ChoiYuli Gurriel flies out to leftfielder Randy Arozarena Rays at bat (Lance McCullers pitching) Joey Wendle grounds out to second baseman Jose AltuveMike Zunino homers to left-centerfield. Rays 3, Astros 0 Kevin Kiermaier strikes out lookingManuel Margot strikes out on a foul tip Rays 3, Astros 0 after two innings Astros at bat (Charlie Morton pitching) George Springer grounds out to second baseman Brandon LoweJose Altuve flies out to centerfielder Kevin KiermaierMichael Brantley singles to leftfieldCarlos Correa strikes out swinging Rays at bat (Lance McCullers pitching) Manuel Margot is hit by a pitchBrandon Lowe strikes out swingingRandy Arozarena hits a two-run home run to centerfield. Rays 2, Astros 0 Austin Meadows strikes out swingingJi-Man Choi draws a walkWilly Adames strikes out swinging Rays 2, Astros 0 after one inning Nothing is given in the postseason.Winning the first three games of the American League Championship Series did not grant the Rays entry into the World Series, as the Astros have shown by battling back to tie the series.Likewise, winning the past three nights guarantees Houston nothing when Game 7 gets underway tonight at Petco Park in San Diego.Momentum, maybe. But nothing more.To get to the World Series, one of these teams will have to seize the opportunity in front of it.And what an opportunity it is: Win, and the Rays will advance to the World Series for only the second time in their 23-season history, with a chance to secure their first title. Lose, and they’ll join the 2004 Yankees as the only teams in MLB history to blow a three-game lead in dropping a playoff series.Tampa Bay will have two things going for it, right off the bat.Starting pitcher Charlie Morton has pitched in Game 7s before, and successfully at that . He became the first pitcher in major-league history to win a pair of Game 7s in one postseason while pitching for the Astros in 2017.And three-time Gold Gold winner Kevin Kiermaier, who played in the first three games of the ALCS — all wins — but was sidelined for the three losses after being hit in the hand by a pitch during Game 3, is back in centerfield .Plus, leftfielder Randy Arozarena remains red hot . So much so that you had to be wondering, even with the Rays trailing by three runs, a runner on first and Mike Brosseau at bat with two outs in the ninth Friday night, what might have happened had Arozarena, waiting in the on-deck circle, had a chance to get to the plate.Tampa native Lance McCullers Jr., who started the 2017 World Series Game 7 that Morton finished, will be on the mound for the Astros .How will the 2020 Rays be remembered? Follow along, starting at 8:37 p.m., and we’ll find out together.