The Houston Astros and Cleveland Guardians finished their three-game weekend series. The Guardians won the series by taking two out of three. How did they win the series? Well, here’s a recap of how it all went down.
Friday, June 9th
It was one of the best games of the regular season so far. This game was bananas. There was so much back and forth between both teams. Astros first baseman Jose Abreu put the Astros on the board with a three-run home run. Astros had a 5-1 lead until the bottom of the 5th inning. That’s the inning that things started to shift. Guardians hit three doubles in that inning. They would score three runs. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Jose Ramirez tied the game 5-5 with a solo home run.
Yainer Diaz regained the lead for the Astros in the top of the 8th with a sacrifice fly. In the bottom of the 9th inning, on a 0-2 pitch, Josh Naylor tied the game with a double. If this was Yankee Stadium, it would’ve been game over. Astros and Guardians would go back and forth in the 12th, 13th, and 14th inning. Kyle Tucker gave the Astros the lead not once but twice (12th and 14th inning).
Tyler Freeman tied the game for Cleveland 9-9 in the bottom of the 14th inning. Afterward, Will Brennan finally sent everyone home when he hit the game-winning walk-off double to complete this wild game. Guardians won 10-9.
Saturday, June 10th
The Jose Abreu effect happened once again. Abreu hit back-to-back home run games. For the second consecutive game, he collected a 3-RBI game. Cleveland tried to make another comeback rally after Ramirez and Naylor collected RBIs to cut the deficit to two, but there wasn’t going to be miracle magic on Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field.
Will Brennan, the hero of Friday’s game, had a chance to tie the game with a man on base but he struck out to end the game. Astros would win this game, 6-4.
Sunday, June 11th
Both teams split the first two games of the series. Coming into Sunday’s game, it was all about Cleveland. They were in command throughout the whole game.
Andres Gimenez put the Guardians on the board with a two-run home run to left to make it 2-0. It’s Gimenez’s fourth home run of the season. Josh Bell would follow up with a solo shot in the 4th inning as he collected his fifth home run of the season. Josh Bell had a great game. He was a triple away from completing the cycle. Unfortunately, he didn’t complete the cycle.
The star of the game was Shane Bieber. He had a magnificent out by tossing 104 pitches through 7 innings and striking out nine Astros batters. This is the Shane Bieber we want to see consistently.