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Just Call Oswalt, Wonder Boy

Roy Wonder pitches Astros into first World Series

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Call him Roy Wonder, the 20-game winner in the

same rotation with Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte -- and the one

who finally pitched the Houston Astros into the World Series.

While Roy Oswalt (OHZ'-wahlt) usually prefers to be out of the

spotlight, he is the toast of Houston -- and the M-V-P of the N-L

championship series -- after allowing one run in seven innings

tonight in a 5-to-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that sent

the Astros to the first World Series in their 44-season history.

Oswalt threw 77 of his season-high 118 pitches for strikes, and

allowed just three hits in the Game six clincher.

Clemens and Pettitte are going to the World Series again, the

former New York Yankees going this time with their hometown team.

With Oswalt wrapping up the N-L-C-S, they will pitch the first

two World Series games on the road against the Chicago White Sox

this weekend.

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