ALCS: 4 key takeaways from Game 1 between the Rays and Astros

Randy Arozarena of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the fourth inning in game one of the American League Championship Series at PETCO Park on October 11, 2020 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Randy Arozarena of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the fourth inning in game one of the American League Championship Series at PETCO Park on October 11, 2020 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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Ryan Thompson of the Tampa Bay Rays attempts to field a hit by George Springer of the Astros
Ryan Thompson #81 of the Tampa Bay Rays attempts to field a hit by George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros during the seventh inning in game one of the American League Championship Series at PETCO Park on October 11, 2020 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Houston’s star players continue to stay hot in the postseason

The Astros’ top of the order has been hot in the 2020 postseason and they did not slow down in game one.

Although the only run they scored came from a solo home run from Jose Altuve, the top of the lineup played well.

Altuve collected two hits, including the solo dinger.

Brantley was one for three, and Bregman was two for four.

Correa did not get any hits in game one, but it is an encouraging sign for Astros fans who faced a solid pitcher in Blake Snell.

The Astros left a good amount of runners on base, but they did put up a fight with some quality at bats. Altuve had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth but ended up striking out for the final out.

Expect the Astros hitters to stay hot, and it will be fun to see them matchup against Tyler Glasnow and Charlie Morton this series.