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George Springer becomes Astros’ all-time postseason home run leader

League Championship Series - Houston Astros v New York Yankees - Game Four

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 17: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros is congratulated by his teammate Jose Altuve #27 after hitting a three-run home run against the New York Yankees during the third inning in game four of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 17, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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George Springer blasted a three-run home run off of Masahiro Tanaka in the third inning of ALCS Game 3 Thursday night in New York, giving the Astros a 3-1 lead. In so doing, Springer passed José Altuve to become the Astros’ all-time postseason home run leader at 13.

Springer entered Thursday batting .270/.350/.552 with 10 doubles, 12 homers, 20 walks, 21 RBI, and 26 runs scored in 183 playoff plate appearances. He was a big reason why the Astros won the 2017 World Series over the Dodgers as he slugged five homers in that series.

Springer’s only other home run this postseason came in Game 2, a game-tying solo home run off of Adam Ottavino in the fifth inning.

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