Apr 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros right fielder George Springer (4) takes batting practice before a game against the Kansas City Royals at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Astros Drop Game Against Royals On George Springer Day

George Springer finally arrived to town and didn’t seem to matter what happened during the game. Everything was about George Springer, or Gerorge Springer. Seriously, Astros. How does this happen?

Mike Moustakas broke a 4-4 tie in extras with a solo shot off Jerome Williams to help push the Royals to a 6-4 win in 11 innings.

The Astros got their scoring started with a two-run home run from Jason Castro, scoring George Springer who got on base with an infield hit. Marc Krauss broke a 2-2 tie in the 6th inning with a two-run shot of his own.

The Astros had the lead immediately erased in the 7th inning after Brad Peacock allowed two singles. Kevin Chapman walked the only batter he faced in the 7th, and Matt Albers allowed a two-run single to Salvador Perez before striking out Billy Butler swinging to get out of the inning.

The narrative was set in the bottom of the 9th inning as Jose Altuve singled to lead off the inning. Dexter Fowler struck out bringing up Springer to end the game. The phenom came up swinging on the first pitch and hit a tapper to shortstop for an out. Narrative over, for now.

Springer had another chance to redeem himself in the 11th to tie the game or extend the inning but struck out swinging on a 97 MPH fastball on the outside corner. Jose Altuve lined out later in the inning to Alex Gordon, who made a diving catch to end the Astros threat in the 11th inning, give the Royals the 6-4 victory.

Springer finished 1/5 with 1 run, 1 BB, and 2 K.

Astros/Royals Box Score and Highlights

The Astros do it again today at 7:00 PM against the Royals.

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