George Springer’s solo homer ties game at 1-1

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The Indians’ lead only lasted an inning and a half. George Springer saw to that, hitting a one-out homer off of Mike Clevinger to tie things up at one in the fifth.

It was the first offering Springer saw — an 81 m.p.h. slider that hung more than it slid — and Springer turned it into this ninth career postseason homer, which is a new Astros team record.

Clevinger finished off the fifth inning, striking out Jose Altuve, walking Alex Bregman and then bearing down to strike out Yuli Gurriel, but he’s at 99 pitches now, so we’re likely to see Terry Francona go to the pen to begin the top of the sixth.

Here’s the Springer Dinger: