The Houston Astros prevented the sweep and beat the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday
The Houston Astros prevented the sweep and beat the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday 4-3 to put the Championship Series 3-1 and force a fifth game.
The figures of the Texans were, as is the custom, José Altuve and George Springer who were slow to respond.
The first run of the game was courtesy of Jose Altuve with a home run off a 100+ mph pitch by Tyler Glasnow, who started for the Rays. And with this one, he already has 18 home runs in the playoffs in his career.
Later, in the third inning, the Venezuelan reappeared and increased Astros’ lead with a fly to right field that sent Martín Maldonado to the register.
The Rayas’ reaction came with Randy Arozarena hitting a homerun to drive in Austin Meadows and tie the game 2-2.
In the fifth the Astros again took the lead with a two-run homer from George Springer.
Although the Rays did not give up and a double by Willy Adames drove in one more run was not enough and the loss was at the expense of Tyler Glasnow while the winning pitcher of the match was Zack Greinke.
With this result, Astros and Rays will meet in Game 5 this Thursday.