With one out separating the game from its end and down to his final strike, George Springer single-handedly kept the Astros undefeated.
They were happy to have a lead because, well, they’ve only led in a game two times in the first three games of the season — both coming on Wednesday night.
Astros reliever Chris Devenski picked right up where he left off last season, twisting the Mariners in knots over four hitless innings in relief, striking out seven batters during a 5-3 win in 13 innings on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros signed righthander David Martinez to a minor league contract and assigned him to Class AAA Fresno, the team said late Wednesday.
Joe Musgrove worked his way up from being a midseason call-up in August a season ago to earning an Opening Day roster spot in 2017.
Around the League
The Astros were not the only AL team to get a big walk off home run yesterday, as Leon lifted Boston over Pittsburgh.
Francisco Lindor hit a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning, and the Indians rallied for a 9-6 victory over the Rangers on Wednesday night. The victory gave the Indians a three-game sweep of the Rangers in their season-opening series.
The Texas Rangers’ season is already not going well. They’re 0-3 and some fans are already losing hope. This fan was distraught as the Indians went up three runs against her Rangers.
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