Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) attended Tuesday night’s game between the Cardinals and Mets at Citi Field. As luck would have it, Christie was able to snag a Paul DeJong foul ball in the top of the third inning. It wasn’t on the fly, but on a carom off of the protective netting behind home plate. As Christie gave the ball away to another fan, the Citi Field faithful booed him lustily.
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Christie is not exactly popular these days after recently being spotted at Island Beach State Park, which had been closed to the public due to a budget dispute with Democrats. His approval rating dropped to 15 percent. Christie refused to apologize.
The Astros rallied late to keep their winning streak alive, extending it to 11 games with a 7-4 victory over the Royals on Sunday afternoon. The club is now 48-25, leading the Mariners by a full game in the AL West.
The Royals took a 4-2 lead after three innings, but Brian McCann knocked in a run with a single in the top of the fourth to cut the deficit to one run. Carlos Correa hit a game-tying solo home run in the eighth. The Astros kept their foot on the gas, scoring two more runs on RBI singles from Evan Gattis and Marwin Gonzalez in the top of the eighth and another in the top of the ninth on Correa’s sacrifice fly.
Starter Lance McCullers allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks with nine strikeouts over six innings. Tony Sipp worked a scoreless seventh. Ken Giles did the same in the eighth. Hector Rondon finished off the win in the ninth, working around a one-out walk with a game-ending double play.
After winning all 10 games on their road trip against the Rangers, Athletics, and Royals, the Astros will head home for a nine-game homestand against the Rays, Royals, and Blue Jays. Each club is below .500.