In the fifth inning of Game of the American League Division Series, Houston Astros outfielder George Springer blasted a solo home run off of Cleveland Indians' Mike Clevinger to tie the game up, 1-1.
The homer was Springer's ninth career postseason home run, setting an Astros franchise record.
You can’t keep these @Astros down for long. pic.twitter.com/jrp8xNfpX2— MLB (@MLB) October 8, 2018
In the eighth inning, Springer hit another solo home run bringing his total to 10 career postseason home runs and extending the Astros' lead over the Indians.
#Postseason Springer is a BEAST. pic.twitter.com/sZYZMC6MRB— MLB (@MLB) October 8, 2018
This is only Springer's third postseason. He played in six games during the Astros' 2015 run, and he was a starter for every game (18) during Houston's World Series run last year. In his last nine postseason games, Springer has hit eight home runs.
The Astros are trying to complete a sweep of the Indians to advance to their second consecutive American League Championship Series.