In a pitching duel between two of the best pitchers in baseball, Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman came through with a game-changing home run to break up the scoreless tie against the Cleveland Indians.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Bregman drilled a solo shot to left field to break up Corey Kluber’s no-hitter and give Houston its first lead of the postseason and take the early advantage in Game 1.
That will end the no-hitter. 💪 pic.twitter.com/NS2rHydvix
— MLB (@MLB) October 5, 2018
The solo home run exited off the bat at 107 mph, which is the fastest home run he has hit in his career.
It is the fifth postseason home run in Bregman’s career and it could prove crucial in what has been a tight pitching battle between Kluber and Justin Verlander.
Now with a 1-0 lead, Verlander can pitch with even more confidence in this game. That could pose huge problems for an Indians lineup that was already struggling against him.