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HOUSTON -- When Chris Carter stepped up to the plate with the game tied in the 10th inning, Houston manager Bo Porter wasnt thinking about his sub-.200 batting average and the fact that he had struck out twice Thursday night. The only thing on Porters mind was Carters penchant for changing a game with one swing. "He has the ability that when he steps into the batters box hes in scoring position," Porter said. Carter homered leading off the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Astros a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Carter, who homered twice on Wednesday, hit his 13th homer of the season into the Crawford Boxes in left field off J.J. Putz (1-1). "We found out again tonight why we keep running him out there," Porter said of Carter, who has had an up-and-down year and is hitting just .199. There was no doubt about the second game-ending homer of his career. "As soon as I hit it I knew it was going to be out and started celebrating almost in the box," he said. Putz lamented the pitch he threw to Carter. "He put a pretty good swing on it," Putz said. "Theres nothing else to say. I just didnt make the right pitch, I guess." Miguel Montero tied it at 4-4 in the ninth with a home run to left field on the first pitch from closer Chad Qualls. It was a game that last years Houston team would have almost certainly lost. But players and staff alike agree that things are finally starting to turn around for this team that has lost 100-plus games in three straight seasons. "Its been real exciting compared to last year, its like night and day," Carter said. "Last year we lost a bunch of games and guys were down on themselves and it just kind of seemed like there was a really bad vibe and this year everyones excited, jumping around, having fun." Carlos Corporan had a two-run home run and Jon Singleton homered and drove in two runs for the Astros (31-37), who have won six of their last eight games. Tony Sipp (1-0) struck out one in a scoreless 10th for the win. Singleton drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning and broke a 1-all tie with his solo shot to right field in the third. Corporan extended Houstons lead to 4-1 with his home run to left field in the fourth. Chris Owings hit a solo homer to get Arizona within 4-3 in the seventh inning. Houston second baseman Jose Altuve was hit on the right hand by a pitch in the seventh inning. X-rays were negative and he is listed as day-to-day. David Peralta singled for Arizonas first hit with one out in the third inning. Ender Inciarte reached on an error by Altuve that left Peralta at third and he scored on a sacrifice fly by Didi Gregorius to tie it at 1-1. Enciarte was shaken up in that inning when he took a knee to the head from Jonathan Villar while stealing second base. He remained in the game but was replaced by Cody Ross in the bottom of the sixth as a precaution. Springer had two nifty defensive plays. The first one came when he sprinted from right field to centre and dived to make the catch on a ball hit by Owings for the first out of the fifth. Springer made another excellent diving catch on a fly ball by Martin Prado to start a double play to end the eighth. Paul Goldschimdt was on second and had almost reached home when Springer caught it, allowing Villar to step on second base to end the inning. The Astros celebrated "Drake Day" on Thursday with the Grammy Award-winning rapper attending the game and talking to students from the Astros Urban Youth Academy before the game. Each player came up to bat to music by the rapper and Singleton chose the tune "All Me." Seconds after the music trailed off with one out in the third inning, Singleton caught all of a 90 mph fastball from Wade Miley and launched a towering homer into the second deck in right field to give Houston a 2-1 lead. 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So how did they make it to Wembley, who could be key on Monday and what does Sky Sports Football League expert Ian Holloway expect? Read on to find out... How did they get here?Both sides confirmed their places in the League Two play-off spots with a few games to spare - saving the drama for their semi-final fixtures. AFC Wimbledon played Accrington - who narrowly missed out on automatic promotion - in their tie and took a vital 1-0 first-leg lead after Tom Beere struck in the 93rd minute. Highlights from the second leg of the League Two play-off semi-final as Accrington took on AFC Wimbledon Stanley raced into a 2-0 lead during the second leg at the Wham Stadium, but after Adebayo Akinfenwa dragged the Dons level on aggregate, it was Lyle Taylor who netted an extra-time winner to seal a 3-2 victory. Plymouth Argyles Jamille Matt celebrates scoring during the play-off semi-finals Plymouth, meanwhile, drew 2-2 in their first-leg tie against Portsmouth - Jamille Matt scoring with an overhead kick - before a 91st-minute winner from Pete Hartley at Home Park fired the Pilgrims into the Wembley final. Highlights from the second leg of the League Two playoff semi-final between Plymouth and Portsmouth Play-off previousThe Dons boast plenty of non-league play-off experience, winning finals in the Conference South and Conference Premier, the latter result - a 3-2 win over Luton on penalties - sealing their place in League Two at the end of the 2010/11 season. Plymouth have three play-off appearances under their belts. They lost to Burnley in the semi-finals in the 1993/94 season but won the Division Three play-off final against Darlington in 1995/96 under the guidance of Neil Warnock.They also made it to the League Two play-off semi-finals last term, but were beaten 5-3 on aggregate by Wycombe Wanderers.Head-to-headThe two sides have met three times so far this season - twice in the league and once in the Johnstones Paint Trophy - with Plymouth just edging the contests. There was pandemonium as Plymouth secured their League Two play-off final spot They won the first League Two meeting on the opening day of the season and the cup tie - coming from 2-0 behind to win 3-2 - while AFC Wimbledon took the spoils during a 2-1 win at Home Park in April. The Dons also just edge the overall encounters, winning four times to Plymouths three, alongside four draws.The managersAFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley is set to fulfill a childhood when he leads his team out at Wembley on Monday and has praised his side for their togetherness this season. Neal Ardley is set to fulfill a childhood dream when he leads his side out at Wembley As much as playing at Wembley, I dreamed as a kid of leading a team out at Wembley. I always wanted to be a manager and it is one on my bucket list to do this, which was why I was fairly emotional, he told the clubs official website.There is a great spirit around the place. Since Christmas the bond between the first-team, our club, and the fans has been immense. There is a real connection there at the moment and the best in my time.Plymouth manager Derek Adams only took over the side in June 2015, taking the side to Wembley in his first season in English football, and is relishing the trip to the famous stadium.dddddddddddd Derek Adams celebrates after the second leg at Home Park Its a fantastic achievement for the football club, just to get to Wembley. Its 20 years since Plymouth Argyle have been there, and were going back, he said.Im delighted that the players, their families and the supporters have got an opportunity to go and have a good day out at Wembley, but you only have a good day out at Wembley when you win.Team newsArdley will not choose his starting XI to face Plymouth until Saturday after a couple of niggles were picked up in the semi-final win over Accrington.Connor Smith (neck) and Jon Meades (ankle) have both trained all week with no fresh injury or suspension worries but George Francomb is unlikely to feature due to a knee injury. Adebayo Akinfenwa had a huge influence from the bench during the semi-finals Adams has a full compliment of players to choose from at Wembley, with only long-term absentees Ryan Brunt and Josh Simpson remaining out.Reuben Reid will also be vying for a recall to the starting line-up following his own return from injury, but Fleetwood loanee Jamille Matt looks set to continue up front after his fine performances in the semi-finals, including a brace in the first leg at Fratton Park.Holloways key menPlymouth - Graham Carey Graham Carey is full of talent says Ian Holloway To get 11 goals from midfield at any level is impressive. Hes slotted in perfectly in his debut season - hes a very talented boy.AFC Wimbledon - Paul Robinson Will Paul Robinsons previous play-off experience help AFC Wimbledon? What a fantastic bloke to have around. Hell be relishing this challenge and has history in the play-offs, scoring a Wembley winner for his boyhood club Millwall.Match statsIf they are promoted, it will be the highest level AFC Wimbledon have ever played at having been founded in 2002 and it will also be their sixth promotion in 14 seasons.Not only is this AFC Wimbledons first experience of the Football League play-offs, it will also be their first competitive match at Wembley.Plymouths Graham Carey and AFC Wimbledons Lyle Taylor have both scored in two of the three meetings between the Pilgrims and the Dons this season. The Plymouth team have been getting suits fitted for the big day In three of the last six seasons in League Two, the team promoted via the play-offs has finished seventh while only one team who finished fifth has gone up in that time (Southend last season).Jamille Matt has scored six goals in his last six matches away from Home Park for Plymouth.Lyle Taylor was one of four League Two players to score 20 league goals in the regular season, along with Matty Taylor (27), Jay Simpson (25) and John Akinde (23).BettingPlymouth are Sky Bets 6/4 favourites for the victory with AFC Wimbledon priced at 2/1 while the draw and added time is a 21/10 chance. Either side to produce a winner in additional time is available at 6/1 while a penalty shoot-out is 7/2 with the Football League sponsor.Lyle Taylor heads the first goalscorer betting at 4/1 while Jamille Matt is rated the Pilgrims main threat at 9/2 to net first.Ollies verdict Tom Beere and his AFC Wimbledon team-mates will be tough opposition for Plymouth, thinks Ollie My heart is telling me to go for Plymouth but my head is saying AFC Wimbledon. Id love to see the Green Army do it - the sight of 30,000 of them coming up the M4 will be a wonderful picture.However, Id be worried if I was Plymouth as this Wimbledon team will be a tough team to knock out. I can see the Londoners winning in extra-time.OLLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds 5/1) with AFC Wimbledon to win in extra time (12/1)Watch the League Two play-off final on Sky Sports 1 HD from 2pm on Monday, May 30 - or follow with our live blog on skysports.com and the Sky Sports apps. 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