WATCH: Grand Slam Ruins Derek Jeter Night

On a night designated for Derek Jeter, it was the Astro's #2 who stole the show as Alex Bregman broke the game open with a first inning grand slam.

It was Derek Jeter night, and everything seemed to be going according to plan. Jeter retired his number, unveiled his new plaque and made a classic Derek Jeter speech, thanking moms as well as Yankee fans whom he referred to as "the greatest fas in the history of sports".

But once the game started, they quickly turned hostile.

George Springer led off the game with a home run, his fifth lead-off bomb of the season. Josh Reddick followed with a homer of his own and just like that the Astros led 2-0.

After back to back singles from Correa and Beltran and a Yuli Gurriel hit by pitch, the Astros had loaded the bases with two outs. With one swing of the bat, Alex Bregman officially ruined Derek Jeter night.

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You can hear the Yankee fans moan as the ball reaches the stands. This was not the way the game was supposed to go for them. Tanaka was supposed to be an ace and shut us down. Aaron Judge was supposed to hit another bomb to make it judgement day. Gardner and Ellsbury were supposed to make plays. ESPN commentators were supposed to talk about how fitting it was for the Yankees to come up with a win on the day they commemorated their captain. 

But alas, things do not always go according to plan.

The Astros dominated for most of the game, leading 9-0 after four and entering the ninth with a comfortable 10-4 lead.

But the Yankees did actually make things close. With the game seemingly in check, Hinch sent Dayan Diaz to the mound to finish the game. But Diaz struggled, allowing two runs on three hits before promptly being replaced by Ken Giles.

But even Giles struggled, allowing a single and a walk to the first two batters he faced. Suddenly the game was 10-7 with the tying run at the plate. 

But with the game on the line Giles came up with the big pitch, getting Aaron Hicks to ground out to end the game. 

The Astros won the series 3 games to 1 and extended their lead as the best team in baseball, improving their record to 26-12.

The 'Stros look to continue their winning ways tonight as Joe Musgrove faces Dan Straily and the Miami Marlins in the first of a three game set. First pitch 6:10 pm CT.


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