The Houston Astros battled till the very last out last night at Minute Maid Park against the Texas Rangers. Heading into the bottom of the 9th, the Astros found themselves down 2-1 and things were looking grim as the Alvarez struck out and Gurriel popped out to start. Correa was the Astros last hope and on a 2-2 count he hit a bomb into the right field seats to tie the game at 2.
The game went into extra innings and in the top of the 10th the Rangers scored a run with 2 outs to make it 3-2 headed into the bottom of the 10th. Rangers pitcher Demarcus Evans walked Myles Straw and Jason Castro to load the bases for Mr. Jose Altuve. Altuve didn’t waste any time at the plate, and his approach paid off. Evans threw Altuve an offspeed pitch that was higher in the zone than he would’ve liked and Altuve sent it flying into the crawford box seats to give the Astros a 6-3 win. It was the first time the Astros had hit a walkoff grand slam since August 16 of 2011.
The Astros moved to 38-28 which puts them in 2nd in the AL West. They are currently 2.5 GB of the surging Oakland Athletics.