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New audio book "History Earned" recounts the Astros magical march to World Series title

The cover of Gow Media's new audiobook, narrated by Charlie Pallilo. Gow Media

Get ready to celebrate the Astros World Series title for years to come. Gow Media today released its commemorative audio book, History Earned: An audio retelling of the Astros magical journey to the 2017 World Series title.

The audio book is affordably priced at just $13.99, with one dollar of every sale through the end of the year going to Hurricane Harvey relief.

The book can be downloaded instantly to any laptop or smart device, and you can relive the most memorable moments from the playoff run whenever you want.

The book is narrated by longtime Houston radio legend Charlie Pallilo, who has covered the Astros for decades and has a unique insight into the team. It was written by Chris Campise, who provided coverage for SportsMap and CultureMap during the playoff and World Series run.

Pallilo’s stylish voice takes you through all the biggest moments, including audio of the actual game calls.

It is a must-have for any Astros fan. 

“We are thrilled to offer this audio book,” said David Gow, CEO of Gow Media.  “There were so many moments and so many stories that made this season special – fans will love the chance to relive the Astros’ historic season.”

Prepare to have goosebumps and memories that will fly out of the speakers. History Earned can be downloaded in its entirety here.

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Houston's offense once again obliterated Baltimore in Wednesday's finale. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Owners of a nine-game winning streak, the Astros tried to keep the train rolling to make it double digits and complete the three-game sweep of the Orioles in Baltimore. Not only would they get the win, but they also did it by dominating on both sides of the ball again in a one-sided shutout.

Final Score: Astros 13, Orioles 0

Astros' Record: 46-28, first in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Jose Urquidy (6-3)

Losing Pitcher: Thomas Eshelman (0-1)

Houston keeps mashing

Unlike Tuesday's game which ended 3-1 in a much closer affair, the finale on Wednesday was once again a lopsided affair like Monda's opener, favoring the Astros. Houston once again put up double-digit runs in an offensive explosion. It started right off the bat, with three runs scoring in the top of the first on a two-RBI double by Carlos Correa and an RBI single by Kyle Tucker to grab a 3-0 lead.

Yuli Gurriel extended it to 4-0 with a two-out RBI single in the second, then Jose Altuve made it a six-run game with a two-run blast in the top of the fourth. Michael Brantley joined in with an RBI single in the top of the sixth, then Yordan Alvarez led off a four-run seventh with a solo bomb before a three-run homer by Abraham Toro made it 11-0.

Urquidy cruises through seven scoreless

Jose Urquidy was cruising all the while, allowing just three baserunners over that span, a double to start his night, which he erased, then a one-out walk in the second and leadoff single in the sixth. He returned at the bottom of the seventh with a manageable pitch count, where he'd erase a one-out single to keep Baltimore scoreless. With the insurmountable lead, he'd be given the rest of the night off. His final line: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 84 P.

Astros complete the sweep and grab tenth straight win

Chas McCormick, who came off the bench defensively in the bottom of the seventh, made it a twelve-run lead with a one-out solo homer in the top of the eighth, then later Abraham Toro notched his fourth RBI with a run-scoring single to make it 13-0. Brandon Bielak took over for Urquidy in the bottom of the eighth, and after loading the bases with no outs, was able to escape with a strikeout and double play.

Ralph Garza Jr. was Houston's third pitcher, wrapping things up at the bottom of the ninth. He erased a one-out walk and a single with a double play to end the game, giving Houston the three-game sweep and extending their winning streak to ten games as they continue to look like baseball's best team.

Up Next: The next stop on this road trip for Houston is Detroit, where they will kick off a four-game set with the Tigers on Thursday at 6:10 PM Central. The pitching matchup for the opener will be Luis Garcia (5-4, 2.82 ERA) for Houston and Jose Urena (2-7, 5.79 ERA) for Detroit.

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