Astros fan buys section $500 worth of beer after calling homer in Game 1

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Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates his solo home run with teammate Tony Kemp (18) during fifth inning in Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A Houston Astros fan paid up on a called homer during Game 1 on Friday, buying his section around $500 worth of beer after George Springer hit a home run in the fifth

“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.”

Leading up to the at-bat, Flores said that he would buy the whole section a drink if Springer went deep. On the payoff pitch, Springer connected and the ball flew just a few sections away from where Flores was sitting. 

“I was more excited about the home run, but the beer added a little,” fan Charles Adams, whose tweet about the incident drew initial attention to Flores’ generosity, told ABC 13. “I mean, our section went bananas.”

Originally, Flores had only spent around $300, but then the very next hitter, Jose Altuve, also went deep. Flores felt compelled to pull out his wallet yet again.

“We bought beer for seven rows straight,” Flores told ABC 13. “Then it was back-to-back, so I bought another seven rows worth of beer.” 

Astros fan went home happy as they took Game 1 over Cleveland, 7-2. 

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