Houston Wins a Marathon in 13 Innings at Minute Maid Park

The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays picked up where they left off on Tuesday night with another low-run, pitching dominated performance on Wednesday night.

Carlos Correa sent the Astros fans home happy with a 13th inning seeing-eye single to win the game 3-2. Astros manager A.J. Hinch spoke with the media about his 20-year old rookie after the game.

“It’s a tough at-bat. The zone control that he shows, the discipline is exceptional,” Hinch said.

Correa got the scoring started in the bottom half of the first inning with a two-out home run that landed in the first row of the Crawford Boxes, his 15th of the year.

Tampa Bay would tie the game and more in the seventh inning as Tim Beckham tripled home Logan Forsythe and James Loney SAC flied to right field to give the Rays a 2-1 lead.

In the bottom of the ninth, Jed Lowrie doubled to lead-off and advanced to third on a wild pitch from Brad Boxberger. With the infield playing in, Evan Gattis hit a soft-single back up the middle to tie the game at 2.

In the 13th, Colby Rasmus reached on a one-out walk and Jose Altuve executed a hit-and-run to perfection to get Rasmus to third with only one out. After Marwin Gonzalez, Tuesday night’s hero, struck out for the second out, Correa hit a seeing-eye single through the right side to score Rasmus from third and win the game 3-2.

Josh Fields got the win on his 30th birthday, striking out both batters he faced. Getting the loss was Matt Andriese who gave up three hits and one run in 1.2 innings pitched.

The finale of the four-game set between the Astros and the Rays is set for Thursday evening at 7:10. Collin McHugh will pitch for Houston and he will be opposed by the Rays’ Chris Archer.


WP: Josh Fields (4-1)

LP: Matt Andriese (3-3)

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