MEDIA DATE WRITER
Astros rally past Royals in ninth inning Jun 09, 2017 Jake Kaplan

Jose Altuve launched a go-ahead home run in the ninth inning and the Astros defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium to cap an 8-2 road trip. Altuve highlighted a five-run ninth with a two-run blast to left-center field off Royals closer Kelvin Herrera. The 23-year-old righthander had a no-hitter through 61⁄3 innings before Lorenzo Cain belted a triple to left-center field in the seventh inning. Two batters after Cain tripled on a 3-0 fastball, Mike Moustakas ripped a changeup for a two-out single past a diving Altuve to tie the game at 1. The reigning American League pitcher of the month struck out eight, seven on his power curveball and one on an inside fastball. Two pitches later, he crossed home plate as the go-ahead run on Altuve's 430-foot shot. Facing Peter Moylan with the bases loaded, Jake Marisnick dumped a two-run single into right-center field to extend the lead to five.

PLAYER MENTIONS
Player D.O.B Sport Batted Threw Position
Peter Moylan Dec 01,1978 BaseBall R R P
Carlos Correa Sep 21,1994 BaseBall R R SS
Dallas Keuchel Dec 31,1987 BaseBall L L P
Cy Young Mar 28,1867 BaseBall R R P
Drew Butera Aug 08,1983 BaseBall R R C
Mike Moustakas Sep 10,1988 BaseBall L R 3B
Brian McCann Feb 19,1984 BaseBall L R C
Kelvin Herrera Dec 30,1989 BaseBall R R P
Alcides Escobar Dec 15,1986 BaseBall R R SS
Chris Devenski Nov 12,1990 BaseBall R R P
Joakim Soria May 17,1984 BaseBall R R P
Josh Reddick Feb 18,1987 BaseBall L R OF
Jason Hammel Sep 01,1982 BaseBall R R P
Alex Bregman Mar 29,1994 BaseBall R R SS