Altuve 2 early throwing errors doom Astros in ALCS Game 2

Astros

By GREG BEACHAM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Houston Astros are finding it tough to summon their usual postseason proficiency so far in the AL Championship Series. Almost as tough as José Altuve is finding it to throw to first base from shallow right field. Altuve’s two throwing errors were the lowlight of Houston’s 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 2 of the ALCS, putting the Astros in just their second 0-2 playoff series hole in the past four years. If defense wins championships in baseball, Houston’s gloves are not ready for rings. The Astros have made three errors in two games.