Houston Astros

Jose Altuve got screwed by bad call on check swing

Jose Altuve got no help from the umpires during an at-bat in the ninth inning of Game 3 of the ALCS at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif. on Tuesday night.

Altuve was batting against Tampa Bay Rays closer Diego Castillo in the bottom of the ninth.

The Houston Astros had runners on first and second with one out, which gave Altuve a chance to tie the 5-2 game with a 3-run home run.

Castillo threw a nasty breaking ball that Altuve offered at, but the Astros second baseman held back on his check swing.

Unfortunately for Houston, home plate umpire Jeff Nelson said Altuve went around and called him out.

The next batter was Michael Brantley, who flied out to end the game.

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