Houston (USA), .- The figure of the center fielder of the Houston Astros, the Hispanic George Springer, was key for his team to sweep the series of four games he played this weekend against the Texas Rangers ( 4-0) and achieved a run of five consecutive wins.
While in the individual section his work in the diamond earned him the Player of the Week award in the American League.
Springer closed the series against the Rangers with a perfect record in the at-bat (5-5) and also hit two homers that allowed the Astros to win by beating 15-5.
The player of Puerto Rican origin, his mother is originally from the town of Hurtado, hit the twenty-ninth homer as a professional to start a game and finished with four runs and five runs scored.
Springer’s contribution along with that of third baseman Alex Bregman, who also hit two home runs and produced five runs – improved professional record – allowed the Astros to set the season’s best marks in races (15) and hits (18).
Springer hit his fifth homer to start a game this season and his twenty-ninth since the start of 2015 – the best major league record – against starter Adrian Sampson (0-3), of the Rangers.
The Hispanic slugger hit a producing single in the second chapter, single again in the fourth and fifth, and then a two-run homer to the railroad tracks in the left against Brett Martin.
“George (Springer) has been dominant and intractable with the bat,” said Astros driver A.J.Hinch. “His contribution has been key to us having been able to finish the series without losing any match.”
Springer, 29, had a batting line of .519 / .563 / 1148 on the week, with five homers, 10 RBIs and 10 runs scored in seven games during the week, which earned him his first prize in what he said. goes of the new season. (EFE)