Run prevention: Astros nail 2 at home

Springer, Correa unleash perfect throws during loss to Rangers

August 7th, 2016

HOUSTON -- While the Astros lost to the Rangers, 3-2, Saturday night, the game wouldn't have been as close without some spectacular throws by right fielder and shortstop .

The first came in the fourth with two on and two outs and the Astros leading, 1-0. Designated hitter knocked a ball to right field that would've scored , if not for Springer's throw.

He launched it 93.2 miles per hour, according to Statcast™, into the glove of catcher , who secured the tag at home plate to end the inning. The Rangers challenged the call, but it was confirmed.

"What we're doing is battling," Astros starter said. "Guys aren't giving up. They're coming up ready to throw.

Not to be outdone, Correa came up with a beautiful throw of his own in the seventh. doubled to the left-field wall, and tried to score from first. But got the ball to Correa, who then unleashed a laser to Castro from left field to get the out and keep the game at 2-1 Rangers.

"The guys never give up," Fister said. "To see that fire and that ability to grind and play in tight ballgames, that's what's in our makeup as a team and that's what you want from a player."