ALDS Game 1

Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. fields a comebacker from Chicago White Sox Yasmani Grandal to end the top of the fourth inning of ALDS Game 1 on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 at Minute Maid Park.

Sports editor’s ALDS Game 1 notes

• Favorite moment of the game: I often have to reconcile my admiration of fundamental small ball and the Astros because the latter rarely utilizes the former. It’s not just the Astros, it’s many teams in this day and age in MLB.

James LaCombe: 409-683-5242, james.lacombe@galvnews.com or on Twitter @JamesAtGalvNews.

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