Astros win Game 5 of ALCS against Rays, 4-3

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 15: Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros turns a double play as Manuel Margot #13 of the Tampa Bay Rays is out at second during the eighth inning in Game Five of the American League Championship Series at PETCO Park

The Houston Astros are keeping that winning momentum going as they won another close game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday afternoon. 

The game, which was another must-win for the Astros, ended by a final score of 4-3.

The Astros got the scoring started early with a solo home run by George Springer in the bottom of the first inning. 

Then in the bottom of the third inning, with the score tied 1-1, Michael Brantley singles on a sharp line drive to right field scoring Josh Reddick and Martin Maldonado. 

In the top of the fifth, Tampa Bay’s Randy Arozarena knocked a solo home run to right-center field. 

By the top of the eighth inning, the Astros lead was gone as the Rays’ Ji-Man Choi knocked another solo home run to right-center field. 

But in the bottom of the ninth, Carlos Correa knocks a solo home run.

Game 6 will take place Friday afternoon at 5:07 p.m. at PETCO Park in San Diego. 

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