When Jose Altuve hit a solo shot to give Houston an early lead with Zack Greinke on the mound, it looked like it might be a long day for Tampa Bay. But then Kevin Kiermaier came up in the second inning with two guys on and changed the entire outlook. Take a look at his three-run blast to give Tampa Bay a 3-1 lead:
Yeah, he can do more than just rob home runs. Kiermaier's got a little pop.
Greinke was asking for trouble with that pitch, which was center-cut at just 88 mph. That's a BP fastball that Kiermaier almost hit into the Ray tank in right-center field.
Just one inning after the Kiermaier blast, Ji-Man Choi delivered a laser to right field, extending the lead in the process.
That's certainly a game-changer and now Houston has to face Charlie Morton with a lead. They know what he can do in a big game.