You can read about the eight-inning rally in a thousand places on the internet. But, you can find one I like here. But, geez, why bother reading about it? Click the video below and WATCH the condensed game. If you just want to see the rally, you can click here.
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Of course, the most striking feature of this inning is how Astros shortstop Carlos Correa went from hero to goat in the fraction of a second it took for him to miss Kendrys Morales grounder up the middle with the bases loaded. But, it wasn’t an easy play. The ball caromed off reliever Tony Sipp‘s foot, which probably put odd spin on the ball that helped it hop over his glove.
Another key is that Houston reliever Luke Gregerson couldn’t do what Ryan Madson did in the eighth. He failed to stop the bleeding when he entered the game with runners on second and third with one out. He allowed the lead run to score, which silenced the home crowd. Eric Hosmer drove the final blow with a two-run home run in the ninth, but he might never have reached the plate if Gregerson took care of business in the eighth.
After celebrating the coming win moments before, the Houston home crowd simply waited for impending doom. Wade Davis took care of business in the ninth to nail down the win.