With two on and two out in the bottom of the third inning, Bregman got a 97-mph fastball from New York Yankees starter Luis Severino and sent it into the left field seats to give Houston a 3-0 lead.
Houston held on for a 3-2 win as they took a 2-0 series lead over the Bronx Bombers as the series shifts to New York.
The home run hit by Bregman was also historic.
With it, he now leads all third basemen in baseball history with the most postseason home runs.
Alex Bregman has now hit more MLB postseason home runs as a third baseman than anyone else in history!pic.twitter.com/Kru5is6Lh4
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) October 21, 2022
Bregman Stays Hot
Bregman seems to always get it done in when the postseason lights shine the brightest.
He has been a major key to every World Series run the Astros have made in the last five years and he’s doing it once again.
His home run was all the Astros needed in order to overcome the Yankees in Game 2 and take command of the ALCS.
But to have more home runs than any other third baseman in the history of the game is a huge accomplishment.
The Astros’ slugger is hitting .318 with two home runs and six RBI this postseason and has also posted an OPS of 1.011.
The home run hit last night was Bregman’s 14th career postseason homer.
Bregman went deep 23 times during the regular season and knocked in 93 while hitting .259 in 548 at-bats.
There just seems to be something about Bregman in the postseason.
Of course, he’s had a ton of practice at it and has been here numerous times.
Now, he and the Astros will look to win two more games to try and close out the Yankees.