Astros' George Springer goes deep to left on first pitch, ties for 4th all-time on postseason HR list

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By SportsRadio 610

(SportsRadio 610) -- It did not take very long for the Astros to get on the board in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Leadoff hitter George Springer sent the first pitch fastball by John Curtiss to left field to give the Astros an early 1-0 lead.

It's become a habit of the Astros to send it out of the ballpark in the first inning.

Altuve has done it in three games this series -- games 1, 3 and 4. This time, it was Springer.

The pair entered Thursday's game tied for the fifth-most home runs in postseason history (18) after both homered Wednesday in Game 4. They tied Mickey Mantle and Reggie Jackson.

Springer is now tied with Albert Pujols for fourth on the list with 19 postseason home runs. They trail only Manny Ramirez (29), Bernie Williams (22) and Derek Jeter (20).