ASTROS LOSE THE SERIES

Astros daily report presented by APG&E: 3 hits from the 13-9 loss

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After splitting the doubleheader on Tuesday, the Astros were looking for another series win on Wednesday with Wade Miley taking the hill. Here's how the game played out.

Final Score: White Sox 13, Astros 9.

Record: 78-43, first in the AL West.

Winning pitcher: Alex Colome (4-2, 2.30 ERA).

Losing pitcher: Ryan Pressly (2-3, 2.66 ERA).

Tough day for Wade Miley

Miley struggled against the White Sox giving up 7 runs (three earned) in only 3.1 innings pitched.

Altuve ties the game

The Astros chipped away at the White Sox and were able to tie the game in the eighth inning after a two-run homer from Jose Altuve which tied the game at 9-9.

James McCann's grand slam off Ryan Pressly puts the game out of reach

The White Sox quickly took the lead back after McCann's grand slam in the bottom of the eighth giving Chicago a 13-9 lead.

Up Next: The Astros head to Oakland to begin a four game series against the A's on Thursday at 9:07 PM Central. Aaron Sanchez (5-14, 5.60 ERA) will be on the mound to try to build on his recent success for Houston while the A's will counter with former Astro Mike Fiers (11-3, 3.30 ERA).

The Astros daily report is presented by APG&E.

Where does Altuve's home run rank?

The 5 most memorable moments in Houston sports history

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Saturday night, Jose Altuve hit a walk-off home run to send the Astros back to the World Series. As single sports moments go, it was up there. A look at where it ranks:

5) CRAIG BIGGIO'S 3000th HIT

The Astros had a terrific run with Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell leading the way, but by 2007, the run was coming to an end. They never quite got over the top, but in the last great moment of the era, Biggio would get his 3000th hit on June 28 against the Colorado Rockies. It would be his third hit of a five hit night and would all but guarantee his spot in the Hall of Fame.

4) MIKE SCOTT'S CLINCHING NO HITTER 

On Sept. 25, 1986, Mike Scott took the mound against the San Francisco Giants with a chance to clinch the NL West and earn the team's second all-time playoff appearance. Back then, there were two divisions in each league, and the winners of each met in the NLCS. Scott would punch the ticket in amazing fashion, striking out 13 Giants and pitching a no-hitter. It was the only time a division was clinched with a no-hit performance and it topped this list for many years. The Astros would go on to lose a classic series against the Mets, but the Scott moment would live in Houston lore forever.

3) ALTUVE'S BLAST


Tied in the ninth, Jose Altuve hit a walk-off home run off of Aroldis Chapman to send the Astros to the World Series for the third time in history and second time in three years.

2) ALEX BREGMAN'S WALK-OFF IN GAME 5 OF THE 2017 SERIES

It did not win a title - yet - but it did put the Astros up 3-2 in the Series, which they would go on to win in seven games. Alex Bregman's hit drove in Derek Fisher in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Astros a 13-12 win in one of the greatest World Series games ever played. Without it, the Astros do not win their first World Series.

1) ROCKETS WIN GAME 7 AGAINST THE KNICKS FOR FIRST TITLE

The 1993-94 Hakeem Olajuwon led Rockets were on the cusp of their first ever NBA title, and the first major sports championship in the city's history. Olajuwon came up big in Game 7 with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 blocks as the Rockets held on for the 90-84 win as the Knicks' John Starks shot 2 for 18. As the clock ticked down to zero, the city had its first ever title in a major sport, after decades of incompetence.

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