Justin Verlander pitched to Edouard Julien in the Top of the 5th inning. This baseball was thrown for 1 pitch! In this game, the Astros beat the Twins 6 to 4. Justin Verlander pitched 6 strong inning with 6 strike outs and no runs. This was JV's 17th Career Postseason Win.
Through 37 career postseason games, JV has 235 postseason strikeouts, the most all time by a pitcher! Jose Altuve hit his 1st Home Run of the 2023 Postseason and 24th Career Postseason Home Run. Altuve was the first player in MLB history to hit the first pitch of a postseason for a Home Run! Yordan Alvarez hit TWO Home Runs to continue his power dominance in the playoffs!The baseball was removed from play and authenticated by Major League Baseball. The MLB authentication record is shown and can be found in the online database. Please let me know if you have any questions. I will accept any reasonable offer!! Send me a message if you have any questions. I will get back to you immediately.