Houston wins Game 4 against Minnesota
Houston secures a win in Game 4 against Minnesota, advancing to the Championship Series.
The Houston Astros defeated the Minnesota Twins in a close game to advance to the Major League Baseball (MLB) American League Championship Series (ALCS) best-of-seven.
Houston won Game 4 of the MLB American League Division Series (ALDS) 3-2 against Minnesota in a best-of-five series at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., on Wednesday.
After winning Game 1 of the ALDS, Houston dropped Game 2 to lose the momentum. However, the Astros rebounded with wins in Games 3 and 4 to advance to the ALCS for the seventh straight year, beginning in 2017. Houston will face the Texas Rangers in the ALCS for a spot in the World Series.
Houston’s Jose Abreu (4-for-2, 1 home run, 2 RBIs) and Michael Brantley (4-for-1, 1 home run, 1 RBI) combined to power the offense.
Houston starter Jose Urquidi earned the win, allowing two runs on three hits (two home runs) and one walk in 5⅔ innings with six strikeouts.
Minnesota was held to just three hits in the loss.
Minnesota took control early.
In the bottom of the first inning, Royce Lewis hit a changeup from Urquhidey for a leadoff solo home run over the left field fence.
Houston answered right back with a cannonball.
Two batters later in the inning, 온라인카지노 Brantley lifted a fastball from Minnesota’s Joe Ryan for a tying solo arch.
In the top of the fourth, after Jordan Alvarez singled, Abreu blasted a two-run homer off lefty reliever Caleb Tilba.
Minnesota cut into the lead with a solo shot by Eduardo Julien in the bottom of the sixth, but was stranded in order in both the seventh and eighth innings.
Houston closer Ryan Presley took the mound in the bottom of the ninth. He retired the next three batters to end the game.