In the second to last game of the season, the Astros looked to continue hitting the ball well as they took on the Rangers.
Jose Urquidy was the starter tonight for the Astros, and he pitched really well. He ended up going 7 innings allowing 2 solo HRs to Sam Huff while striking out 5 batters. Urquidy finished the season with a 2.73 ERA.
The Astros offense struggled a bit in this one but Springer finally got them on the board with an RBI triple in the 5th inning. Another good sign moving towards the playoffs, was that Alex Bregman continued to swing a hot bat as he connected on a solo HR in the 6th to tie the game at 2.
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Alex Bregman hits a solo shot to tie the game at 2-2.
In the 8th inning, the Astros got walks from Jose Altuve and Michael Brantley to put two on with no outs. After a Bregman strikeout and Tucker pop out, Gurriel came through in the clutch with an RBI single to RF to give the Astros a 3-2 lead.
Blake Taylor came on in relief of Urquidy to pitch the 8th inning and tossed a scoreless innings. The Astros would bring in Ryan Pressly with a 3-2 lead in the 9th. Unfortunately, with two outs and two strikes, he allowed a solo HR to Ronald Guzman who tied the game at 3. On to extras....
In the 10th, the Astros were able to score the lead runner on an Alex Bregman sac fly as they took the 4-3 lead.
Enoli Paredes was called on to pitch the bottom of the 10th. It did not go well. He allowed a walk to start the inning and then the next batter reached on a fielder’s choice. Solak followed with a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 4.
Brooks Raley was then called upon with a man on 2nd and 3rd and 1 out against Joey Gallo. Gallo responded by ending the game with a groundball that allowed Kiner-Falefa to score as the Astros lost 5-4. They fall to just 2-7 in extra innings..... on to the next one.