Yordan Alvarez gets 4 strikes in AB during Astros win

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Houston Astros' Yordan Alvarez hits a sacrifice fly to score Jose Altuve during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez was not called out after a third strike in a win over the Boston Red Sox. Alvarez led off Houston’s third by taking a ball against Rich Hill.

After that, home plate umpire Jim Wolf called strike one, and Alvarez fouled off a pitch for strike two.

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Wolf then called the third strike, but didn’t punch him out. No one appeared to notice the mistake, as Alvarez remained in the box and Hill went back to the mound. Alvarez grounded out on the next pitch.