Tyler White walk-off


White Walk-Off Extends Astros Division Lead

Tyler White's walk-off home run brought the Astros American League West Division lead back to 2.5 games

August 29, 2018 - 5:23 pm

Houston (SPORTSRADIO 610) - Another close game between divisional rivals came down to one swing at Minute Maid Park. Tyler White would lift the Astros over the A's with a walk-off home run secure a 5-4 victory. The Astros have won 7 of their last 8 games and tied their season-best 30 games above .500 mark.

It was the first walk-off home run of Tyler White's career. Batting from the designated hitter spot, he became just the second DH in franchise history to hit a walk-off homer. All ten of his home runs and 25 RBI this season have come in the last 27 games.

"It was awesome. That's my first one ever, even little league," White said. "Didn't really know what to do, just know I had to touch home plate. I threw my helmet up in the air, I think it might've landed in the stands."

Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel had a bumpy ride through six innings of work. In just one inning, the fifth, he faced the minimum three batters. All three of his earned runs allowed came in the third inning, thanks in part to three consecutive singles to start the frame.

"I thought I pitched pretty well," Keuchel said. "I made the necessary pitches when I had to... Some good defensive plays, a lot of effort today."

Out of the bullpen, Brad Peacock allowed the A's to tie the game in the seventh inning after walking the bases loaded and then hitting a batter. He threw 23 pitches, just 7 of those for strikes. Tony Sipp and Joe Smith would go on to leave all three runners stranded and keep the score at fours.