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Astros 5, Diamondbacks 4: Springer saves the day after blown save

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"George Springer, thank you for being a friend." -- Luke Gregerson

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

It may have been surprised if you had dosed off to find the Astros hadn't won the game in regulation 4-1 like the team was on track for. The Astros won 5-4 in 11 innings on George Springer walk-off home run.

How did this happen you might ask? Luke Gregerson. Gregerson gave up three runs in the ninth inning to collect his fourth blown save of the season.

Springer blasted a ball off the facade of the left field wall in the 11th inning off former closer Tyler Clippard with two out in the inning.

Mike Fiers rebounded after his worst start as an Astros in the last outing against the Angels by pitching six innings of one-run baseball. The Diamondbacks had traffic on the base paths but Fiers worked around a jam or two.

Jean Segura was caught stealing in the first, who would have scored on a Paul Goldschmidt single later in the inning. In the fifth inning, catcher Evan Gattis ended the inning with a strike 'em out, throw 'em out of Yasmany Tomas and Brandon Drury at the plate.

The Diamondbacks's one run came in the third inning after singles from Drury and Segura. Drury moved up on a Bourn fly ball to third and scored on a wild pitch.

On the offensive side for the Astros, Houston couldn't solve Robbie Ray for the first four innings but broke through in the fifth.

Jose Altuve hit his second double of the game and scored on single from Carlos Correa -- Altuve squeaked by the tag at the plate.

Gattis broke the game open with a two-run home run following Correa. Gattis' home run was hit on the pitch probably a foot above Gattis' shoes.

Houston led 3-1.

The Astros picked up in an all-important insurance run in the eight after Marwin Gonzalez was hit by a pitch and Luis Valbuena walked. Carlos Gomez and Tony Kemp moved Gonzalez over with sacrifice flys for the Astros' fourth run.

Gregerson entered the game after excellent innings from Ken Giles and Will Harris. Gregerson hit Segura to open the inning, then gave up a double to Michael Bourn. The score was 4-2.

Jake Lamb tied things up with a home run to deep center, tieing the game 4-4.

Carlos Correa did his best to end the game before extra innings by hitting a ball just inches below the yellow line along the Astros bullpen -- he settled for a triple but the Astros couldn't drive him in.

Michael Feliz kept the game close for two innings, setting up Springer. Springer ended the game with his 13th home run of the season.