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.
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.
WP: Josh Fields (4-1)
LP: Matt Andriese (3-3)