The second game of the ALDS series took place on Wednesday afternoon, and a bit of clarity came from it the series going on in L.A. currently. That’s because the Houston Astros, who many had wrote off as viable contenders ahead of the postseason, took a 2-0 lead against the Oakland A’s via a 5-2 win.
George Springer hit a pair of home runs while Framber Valdez pitched seven innings while giving up just two runs. Elsewhere, the Tampa Bay Rays were able to even up their series with the New York Yankees, taking them down 7-5. Tyler Glasnow did strike out 10 men, but he also gave up four runs. However, the fact that they got four homers, one from the extremely hot Randy Arozarena, meant that they were able to overcome the Bronx Bombers and keep from going in a 2-0 hole. The Astros will look to advance on Thursday, while the other two look to take the advantage.