Thanks to Kyle Tucker’s home runs, the Houston Astros got off to a fast start against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 1 of the World Series on Friday night.
Kyle Tucker hit two home runs in his first two at-bats for the Houston Astros on Friday night, pushing the Astros to a 5-0 lead through three innings of Game 1 and whipping the Minute Maid Park crowd into a frenzy.
Philadelphia immediately made the game more interesting, but it didn’t take away from Tucker’s accomplishment.
Watch Kyle Tucker’s two home runs give a boost to the Astros
Tucker entered Friday’s first game of the World Series hitting just .214 (6-for-31), but made his presence felt quickly in Houston, taking a 1-1 pitch from Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola for a solo shot in the second inning to give the Astros a quick 1-0 advantage.
Take note of the bat flip and words from Tucker in this video that fired up the Houston dugout as well.
Need to see some photos that could hang in the Houston franchise version of the Louvre? There are plenty involving Tucker’s opening blast.
Tucker struck again in the third inning, this time doing more damage against Nola and the Phillies with a three-run home run on a full count to push the Houston lead to 5-0.
The pair of home runs made history for the 25-year-old Tucker as he became the first Astros player in franchise history to hit multiple homers in a World Series game.