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'Hey Siri, give us the lead': Astros rookie gets clutch hit, two RBIs in World Series debut

Siri-ously! The game was tied at 1-1 when José Siri, 26, hit a single RBI for the go-ahead run, and then flew around the bases and scored on Martin Maldonaldo's hit.

HOUSTON — Are you Siri-ous? José Siri is in the Series and he's making a big splash. 

The Houston Astros started the rookie in center field instead of Chas McCormick for Game 2 of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves and it paid off early.

The game was tied at 1-1 when Siri hit a single RBI for the go-ahead run. Martin Maldonado followed with a single into left, but a bad throw sent Siri home. This kid is fast and the fans love it.

It's the third postseason start and fourth appearance for Siri less than two months after making it to the big league.

The 26-year-old rookie didn’t play in the Division Series as McCormick and Jake Meyers split time in center field. He did get a chance to contribute in the ALCS and in the World Series with Meyers out with a shoulder injury.

Siri, who made his MLB debut on Sept. 3, is batting eighth.

Credit: AP
Houston Astros' Jose Siri scores on a throwing error during the second inning in Game 2 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Who is José Siri?

Even when he's on the bench, Siri is always the first one out of the dugout cheering and jumping around when something big happens, AP reports. He was so excited once that he almost knocked down 72-year-old manager Dusty Baker.

Siri is a rookie. He's 26 years old and is from Sabana Grande de Boya in the Dominican Republic.

This season, he had 362 at-bats with the Astros' AAA affiliate Sugar Land Skeeters. He was hitting .317 with 16 home runs and 72 RBI. After being called up to the Astros, Siri had 46 at-bats and a .271 batting average. He had 4 home runs and 9 RBI.


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