Stunned and somewhat upset A’s center fielder Chris Young waited for Robbie Grossman near second base late Wednesday night. The Bellaire High graduate wanted proof after the Astros’ rookie left fielder made a leaping grab at the wall to deny him a walk-off homer in the 10th inning.
Grossman was more than happy to oblige. He opened up his glove showed Young the ball and smiled. Carlos Corporan took care of the rest in the 11th inning hitting an RBI double to give the Astros a 2-1 victory before a crowd of 18278 at O.co Coliseum.
“He asked me to show him the ball when I got to second base” Grossman said. “I just showed him the ball.”
Astros rookie righthander Jarred Cosart’s six scoreless innings weren’t enough for him to earn the decision but Grossman and Corporan helped the Astros overcome their 22nd blown save of the season.
Four innings after Phil Humber blew the one-run lead he inherited in the seventh the Astros broke the 1-1 tie to move in position to complete a three-game ...