Defense key in Rays' Game 3 win over Astros

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Posted at 12:50 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 00:50:31-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) — José Altuve committed his fourth throwing error this postseason and third of the AL Championship Series in the sixth inning of Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The star second baseman fielded Brandon Lowe’s grounder and then botched a routine toss to second on an attempted forceout of Randy Arozarena, bouncing his throw past shortstop Carlos Correa into left field with a noticeably awkward throwing motion.

Altuve also made two throwing errors in Game 2 of the series, contributing significantly to the Astros’ 4-2 loss.