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SEE IT: Astros win in walk-off fashion in one of the weirdest ways possible

July 11, 2018

Houston, we have lift off….to the top of the rankings for weirdest plays in MLB history.

It wasn’t a grand slam or even a home run, but the Astros delivered one of the most memorable walk-off wins in recent memory Tuesday night.

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Infielder Alex Bregman came up to the plate with the scored tied 5-5 in the bottom of the 11th and runners on first and second with one out. Bregman proceeded to smack a ball directly downward, ricocheting off home plate where it circled the foul line and traveled roughly five feet from the batter’s box before being ruled fair.

The weird bounce led to some initial confusion as to whether or not the ball was in play. A’s catcher Jonathan Lucroy picked up the ball and stood in front of Bregman’s path to first base. However, Bregman then juked backwards as Lucroy attempted to tag him out. The A’s catcher then fumbled the ball, allowing Bregman to sneak by and jog towards first.

The Astros won a wild won Tuesday night in Houston. (David J. Phillip / AP)

Then it went form bad to worse for the A’s when Lucroy’s throw to first sailed past first baseman Matt Olson, allowing Kyle Tucker to easily score from second base and give the Astros the 6-5 win.

The A’s challenged the play, but the call on the field was upheld and one of the weirdest walk-off wins was etched in baseball lore.

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