José Berríos celebrate after completing the fifth inning scoreless for the Twins against the Astros. (Jim Mone)
Puerto Rican starter José Berríos posted a good start on his return to the major league postseason during the second game of the wild card series between the Houston Astros and the Minnesota Twins.
The 26-year-old right-hander pitched a two-hitter and an earned run in five innings of work. I struck out four and he walked two. The match will end without a decision.
Free tickets went to Michael Brantley and Alex Bregman with one out. A ground ball between second base and Kyle Tucker's shortstop brought Brantley to the plate.
After the tight spots in the fourth inning, Berríos limited the Astros to one hit to resolve the fifth and shout “Let's go!” To motivate the team's lineup.
At the start of the game, Berríos retired six batters in a row. In the second inning, he shone by fielding a Tucker bunt to third base to get the out at first.
It was Berríos' third outing in the playoffs. He made appearances against the New York Yankees in 2017 and 2019. In those outings, he was 0-1 with a 5.14 ERA and 10 strikeouts.
The Twins are looking to extend their best-of-three series after losing Game 1 4-1 on Tuesday. Until the seventh, they lost 2-1 after a homerun by Puerto Rican Carlos Correa.