Margot's homer, catch highlight Rays' win over Astros

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Posted at 9:52 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 23:41:26-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manuel Margot hit a three-run home run after a crucial Houston error and made a spectacular catch in right field in his former home ballpark, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Astros 4-2 to take a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series.

Margot homered off Lance McCullers Jr. w with two outs in the first inning on an 87-degree afternoon.

An inning later, he tracked George Springer’s long foul ball to right field while shielding his face from the sun and caught it as he tumbled over a padded railing atop a wall.