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3 Takeaways from the Houston Astros’ ALDS Game 2 victory

Joe Fernandez
Jeremy Pena #3 of the Houston Astros reacts after scoring a run against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning in game two of the American League Division Series at Minute Maid Park on October 13, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Jeremy Pena #3 of the Houston Astros reacts after scoring a run against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning in game two of the American League Division Series at Minute Maid Park on October 13, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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The Houston Astros yet again came back against the Seattle Mariners and yet again it was the bat of Yordan Alvarez that provided the difference in the game. Framber Valdez bent but didn’t break and Kyle Tucker along with Alex Bregman had an RBI each to give the Astros a 4-2 win.

Here are three takeaways from the Houston Astros’ 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners in Game 2of the ALDS

For the first time this postseason the Mariners’ offense was held under four runs. Though it wasn’t without some close calls.

Between a Jarred Kelenic near miss to right field with a home run to the line shot that if Yuli Gurriel isn’t holding Adam Frazier at first it’s a double down the line giving the Mariners at least second and third with no one out and Julio Rodriguez coming to the plate.

But the Astros survived despite the Mariners’ constant pressure and they continued to produce off Seattle’s best reliever Andres Munoz. They also beat ace Luis Castillo who seemed to be their best option to make this a series again.

The Astros’ three, four and five hitters provided all the offense the team needed and the bullpen once again held serve.

With all that said here are the three main takeaways from what we saw in game two of the Astros victory over the Mariners putting them in a commanding 2-0 lead heading back to Seattle for game three.

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