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Oh baby! Marwin comes up big, meets his kid

Hours after preventing run in Game 1, Astros left fielder welcomes 3rd child
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HOUSTON -- After left fielder Marwin Gonzalez delivered for the Astros in Friday's Game 1 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World, his wife delivered the couple's third child. A boy named Blake was born at 12:52 a.m. CT on Saturday, hours after Houston's 2-1 win over New York.

Gonzalez fired a rocket to home plate to prevent a run from scoring in in the fifth inning Friday, and after the game, he raced to a hospital near Minute Maid Park to be with his wife, Noel, as she was in labor. Gonzalez was back in the lineup for Game 2 on Saturday, batting fifth.

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HOUSTON -- After left fielder Marwin Gonzalez delivered for the Astros in Friday's Game 1 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World, his wife delivered the couple's third child. A boy named Blake was born at 12:52 a.m. CT on Saturday, hours after Houston's 2-1 win over New York.

Gonzalez fired a rocket to home plate to prevent a run from scoring in in the fifth inning Friday, and after the game, he raced to a hospital near Minute Maid Park to be with his wife, Noel, as she was in labor. Gonzalez was back in the lineup for Game 2 on Saturday, batting fifth.

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"Pretty good night for him," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said.

After hurrying out of his postgame news conference on Friday, Gonzalez stopped to speak to family members before being helped from the stadium by a security guard.

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Just hours earlier, Gonzalez -- with the Astros leading, 2-0, in the fifth inning -- received a line drive from the Yankees' Aaron Judge on a hop and threw a 97.4-mph strike to home plate. It was his hardest throw all season, as tracked by Statcast™, and it was just in time to retire Greg Bird, who was trying to score on the play.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter.

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