George Springer’s home run in Friday night’s Game 1 of the American League Division Series wasn’t just costly for the Cleveland Indians.
It also cost one fan hundreds of dollars.
But it’s one check he’ll gladly write.
Astros fan Eddie Flores told fans around him at Minute Maid Park that Springer would lead off the fifth inning with a home run — and if he was right, he would buy everyone in the section beer.
Then came the 3-2 pitch from Indians starter Corey Kluber that Springer sent flying for a 3-0 lead.
“I just love my team, man,” Eddie Flores told the Houston Chronicle. “I knew Springer was going to hit one, and I wanted everyone to know it. I called it.”
Flores told Houston’s ABC13 that he spent “about $500” when factoring in the beer he bought after Jose Altuve followed up with a home run of his own.
“We bought beer for seven rows straight,” Flores said. “Then, it was back-to-back, so I bought another seven rows worth of beer.”
The Houston Chronicle reported Flores bought “more than $300 worth of beer” after Springer’s home run, and that the vendor only had enough beer for rows two through nine.
“I mean, I was more excited about the home run, but the beer added a little,” Charles Adams, one of the lucky fans, told ABC13. “I mean, our section went bananas.”
The Astros won 7-2 and will play Game 2 on Saturday afternoon.