Everything went according to plan for the Houston Astros in Games 1 and 2 of their ALCS clash with the New York Yankees. Houston walked out of Minute Maid Park with a crucial 2-0 series lead on the backs of dominant pitching and some timely hitting.
The only slight hiccup (if you want to call it that) in this well-executed plan happened before the 9th inning of Thursday night's victory. A disruptive fan ran onto the field in an attempt to hug second baseman Jose Altuve. The game was delayed a few minutes before security officers handcuffed the fan and brought him off the field.
Altuve spoke about the moment after the game, sharing a few funny details behind this undesirable exchange.
According to Altuve, he was less worried when he realized the disruptive fan was wearing an Astros jersey. The fan apparently approached him with a desperate plea, "we have to win this game, I spent all my money."
It sounds like the fan splurged for Game 2 tickets, and wanted to make sure his Astros took home a win (and that crucial 2-0 series lead).
By no means does this condone the actions of this particular crazed fan, but at least the situation went down as peacefully as possible.
This ALCS series moves to Yankee Stadium for Game 3 on Saturday, Oct. 22. First pitch is scheduled for 5:07 p.m. ET, and the Yankees are considered -146 moneyline favorites per MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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