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Houston 4, Arizona 3
When: 8:10 PM ET, Friday, September 17, 2021
Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Temperature: Indoors
Umpires: Home - Jeff Nelson, 1B - Mike Estabrook, 2B - Lazaro Diaz, 3B - John Libka
Attendance: 22595

Chas McCormick earned a walk-off RBI when he was hit by a 10th-inning pitch, and the Houston Astros rallied for an unorthodox 4-3 win over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday.

After Arizona moved ahead on a David Peralta RBI single in the top of the 10th, Houston responded with a Jake Meyers bloop into shallow right field that drove home the tying run.

Having intentionally walked Yordan Alvarez to face Meyers, Arizona reliever Tyler Clippard (1-1) then walked pinch hitter Aledmys Diaz to load the bases for McCormick.

It marked the first walk-off hit by pitch for the Astros since Aug. 8, 1998.

Jose Altuve ended the no-hit bid of Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner in dramatic fashion with two outs in the sixth inning, following the first career walk by rookie Jose Siri with a 376-foot home run to left that put Houston on top 2-1. It was the 28th homer of the season for Altuve and the lone hit surrendered by Bumgarner over seven innings.

Diamondbacks designated hitter Kole Calhoun, fresh off the 10-day injured list, broke the scoreless tie with his fourth home run leading off the sixth against Astros reliever Cristian Javier.

Trailing 2-1 entering the eighth, the Diamondbacks clawed back against Astros reliever Kendall Graveman. After two seeing-eye singles and a walk, Josh VanMeter drove in the tying run with a two-out, two-strike single that Altuve deflected at second base but failed to corral with a diving attempt.

Astros right-hander Brandon Bielak made his first start of the season in what was essentially an emergency context. Rookie right-hander Luis Garcia was the scheduled starter for the series opener against the Diamondbacks but was bumped up one day in the rotation when left-hander Framber Valdez was scratched against the Texas Rangers on Thursday due to a cut on his left index finger.

Bielak tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up three hits while striking out six with two walks. Ryan Stanek (3-4), the eighth Houston pitcher, got the win despite allowing an unearned run in the top of the 10th.

Bumgarner walked one and struck out three.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Arizona   Houston
Madison Bumgarner Player Brandon Bielak
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 2.2
3 Strikeouts 6
1 Hits 3
2.57 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Arizona   Houston
Josh Rojas Player Jose Siri
3 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.600 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Arizona 10 1 14 .263 24 13 3 3 1 1
Houston 4 1 8 .129 9 4 4 4 0 0