The Houston Astros sure wouldn’t mind playing the Seattle Mariners in most of their games this season based off of how this past weekend went, earning their first sweep of the season thanks to a walkoff home run on Sunday from Kyle Tucker.
How It Happened:
The Astros struck first in the bottom of the second inning courtesy of an RBI single from George Springer that got Abraham Toro across home plate. However, the Mariners got out in front in the top of the third with a pair of RBI singles from Joseph Odom and Kyle Lewis made it a 2-1 lead.
Martin Maldonado knotted things up at two runs apiece in the bottom of the fourth with a line-drive RBI single. Things remained deadlocked headed into the bottom of the ninth and looked like there was a possibility for extra innings after Jose Altuve struck out to lead off the inning.
However, on a 2-2 count Kyle Tucker lifted one out to right field that secured the sweep for Houston.
Player of the Game: Kyle Tucker
The Astros left fielder only got one hit on the afternoon, but it was certainly the most important hit of the weekend because it pushed the Astros back over .500 for the first time since August 5th.
Next Up: Monday vs Colorado Rockies; First Pitch at 8:10 pm