Joining the 40-40 club (40 homers and 40 steals in a single season) has always been a rare feat, evidenced by the fact that it’s been accomplished just four times in baseball history. But if you were to make a list of baseball’s top candidates to even have a shot at reaching the milestone, Astros outfielder George Springer would be at or near the top.
The “Take It on Back” singer does just that as he reminisces about the glory days of the Houston Astros and watching the legendary Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan hurl when he was a kid.
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Anthony Rendon homered to spark a three-run seventh inning, and pinch-hitter Nate McLouth came through with a tiebreaking sacrifice fly as the Washington Nationals rallied past the Houston Astros 6-5 Wednesday night for a two-game sweep.
The Washington Nationals had managed just four runs in losing four straight and were facing one of baseball’s top pitchers Tuesday night.
Jason Castro and Marc Krauss homered to account for all of Houston’s runs, and the Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
With several players hampered by injuries, Steve Clevenger became the latest Orioles’ role player to get a big hit.
Adam LaRoche hit a tying double in the eighth inning and a go-ahead single in the ninth Tuesday night that lifted the Washington Nationals over the Houston Astros 4-3.
Despite mediocre hitting, Jonathan Villar has too much speed to keep out of the Astros’ lineup.