October 5 is a VERY special day in Alex Bregman’s world – the Astros’ third baseman homered for the fourth consecutive year on October 5 in Game 1 of the ALDS vs the Oakland Athletics.
- October 5, 2017 – Alex Bregman homered
- October 5, 2018 – Alex Bregman homered
- October 5, 2019 – Alex Bregman homered
- October 5, 2020 – Alex Bregman homered
The Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 10-5 in their sixth consecutive playoff game on the road to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series with Game 2 tomorrow afternoon.
Oakland got out to a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning against starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. In the 4th inning, the Astros tied it up, 3-3, with a solo home run by Alex Bregman and then a two-run bomb by Carlos Correa.
Oakland took back the lead, 4-3, in the 4th with a home run by Matt Olson but the Astros mounted a comeback in the 6th inning, scoring four runs of hits by Jose Altuve, George Springer, and Michael Brantley.
Carlos Correa added a solo home run in the 7th inning and drove in Alex Bregman in the 9th, giving the Astros the lead, 9-5. Yuli Gurriel then hit a sacrifice fly driving in Kyle Tucker, extending the Astros’ lead 10-5.
Ryan Pressly was called in to close the game with catcher Martin Maldonado catching two pop-ups and Pressly striking out the next batter to end the game.
Due to the pandemic, each game of the series is being played at one location: Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium.
ASTROS VS. ATHLETICS: ALDS IN LOS ANGELES:
- Game 1: Astros 10, Athletics 5
- Game 2: Tuesday, 3:37 p.m.
- Game 3: Wednesday, 2:35 p.m.
- Game 4: Thursday, 2:35 p.m. (if necessary)
- Game 5: Friday, 2:35 p.m. (if necessary)
Bregman ended the game going 2 for 4 with one walk, 2 runs, and 1 RBI.
Note: In the history of best-of-five postseason series, the winning team of Game 1 has won the series 98 of 136 times (72%) including 30 of the last 40 best-of-five LDS played since 2010.
Alex Bregman homers