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Video: George Springer slugs a grand slam against the Yankees

George Springer

Houston Astros’ George Springer reacts after scoring a run on a double by teammate Colby Rasmus during the first inning of Game 2 in baseball’s American League Division Series against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)


The Astros found themselves in a 6-1 hole after the first inning during Wednesday night’s game against the Yankees, but George Springer helped them claw back into the game, slugging a grand slam to left field off of Michael Pineda in the top of the second inning to make it a 6-5 game. It’s the first grand slam of the 26-year-old’s career.

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Unfortunately for the Astros, Starlin Castro immediately took three of those runs back as he hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the second. Mark Teixeira added a three-run shot of his own in the third, pushing the Yankees’ lead to 12-5.

Carlos Correa gave the Astros their first run with a solo home run and hit another solo shot in the fifth, so there’s been a lot of power at Yankee Stadium tonight.

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