Astros get the walk-off win in extra innings
Astros daily report presented by APG&E: 3 hits from the 4-3 win
After losing the first two games of the four-game series with the Indians, the Astros looked to work towards a series split by picking up a win on Saturday afternoon. Here are some quick facts and three hits from the game:
Final Score: Astros 4, Indians 3
Record: 16-11, second in the AL West.
Winning pitcher: Roberto Osuna (2-0).
Losing pitcher: Adam Cimber (2-2).
1) Peacock fans batters, not feathers
Brad Peacock put together a sharp and strong start, pitching six innings of one-run baseball. During those six innings, he allowed just the one run on four hits to go with one walk and seven strikeouts. The run he allowed came after putting runners on the corners with no outs in the top of the fourth. The Astros ceded the run on a double play to clear the bases before Peacock finished that inning on the way to completing his solid start.
2) Astros win on clutch hitting
Aledmys Diaz had the first big hit in the game to put the Astros ahead 1-0 on an RBI-double in the bottom of the second. Later in the game in a 1-1 tie, Carlos Correa took advantage of a walk by Alex Bregman earlier in the inning by lining a home run into the Crawford Boxes to put Houston ahead 3-1. After going to extra innings tied 3-3, Tony Kemp won the game on a walk-off solo homer to lead off the tenth inning.
3) Bullpen falters in the seventh but holds strong late
With Peacock's day done after six innings, Houston went to their bullpen to try and preserve the lead. Will Harris took over in the seventh, but after back-to-back one-out singles was pulled in favor of Ryan Pressly to face a pinch-hitting Francisco Lindor. Lindor would cut the lead to one run with a sacrifice fly, then Cleveland would get an RBI-single to tie the game. Pressly remained in the game for the eighth and was able to retire the Indians in order. Roberto Osuna came on for the ninth with the game still tied 3-3 and threw a 1-2-3 inning, then continued on in the tenth and worked around a leadoff single to keep the game tied going into the bottom-half to set up the walk-off win.
Up Next: Houston will wrap up this series with the Indians in a primetime matchup on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball tomorrow night. First pitch is at 6 PM and will feature fast-paced left-hander Wade Miley (1-2, 3.58 ERA) for Houston going up against Carlos Carrasco (2-2, 6.00 ERA) for Cleveland.
The Astros daily report is presented by APG&E.