World Siri: Rookie propels Astros

Houston Astros rookie Jose Siri went from unknown to worldwide star in the World Series with one swing of the bat. Atlanta and Houston are tied 1-1.

The series will resume on Friday in Atlanta.



October 28, 2021 - 9:50 AM

Houston Astros pitcher Cristian Javier works against the Atlanta Braves during the sixth inning in Game 2 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, in Houston. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images/TNS) Photo by TNS

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Siri launched himself headfirst into home plate, popped up with arms flexed and screamed with all his might.

Welcome to the World Series, rook.

The career minor leaguer sparked a team whose biggest stars took a while to shine, sending the Houston Astros to a 7-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night that evened the Fall Classic at one game apiece.

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