Alex Bregman's 5-foot roller bizarrely gives Astros walk-off win

Annette Crawford
July 11, 2018

He's an All-Star who even had two home runs earlier in Tuesday's game against the Athletics.

Alex Bregman was up in the bottom of the 11th inning of a 5-5 game between Houston and the Oakland A's with runners were on first and second.

As the Astros announcer noted: "How do you lose a game on that?" The ball appeared to roll foul and then back fair. Bregman hit a little tapper up the first base line that was fielded by A's catcher Jonathan Lucroy.

Except Lucroy dropped the ball - so Bregman bolted to first base.

Lucroy attempted to tag Bregman, who backed up to avoid the tag, all while staying within the baseline.


Bregman's night also included a pair of home runs, but those have already been forgotten because of what happened on the ball that barely made its way into play - a ball that left Bregman upset after the game.

"(The ending) was weird because I swung at a disgusting pitch that I shouldn't have swung at", Bregman told reporters (via Mark Berman of Houston TV station KRIV).

Except the ball went off Bregman's helmet and into right field.

This would have been his fourth walk-off RBI of the season, but it was credited as an error so he doesn't get credit.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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