Found June 20, 2013 on Reading Between The Seams:
PLAYERS: Carlos Pena
TEAMS: Houston Astros
The Houston Astros aren’t drawing a lot of fans, but especially on weekdays, and against teams from small markets with bad records, and also especially in extra innings.  But those hardy fans that skipped work today were treated to a monster blast by Carlos Pena to walk off for the Astros.  Which gave the team the series.  Watch (via   At least he hit it in a section with some day campers! - David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports) Follow us on Twitter @rbts_baseball The post Carlos Pena goes yard in front of 73 fans to win game for Astros appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.

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