Tampa Bay Sports Day

MLB: Tampa Bay Blasts Astros 10-3 at Home to Say Alive in ALDS

Ji-Man Choi (26) of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning in Game Three of the ALDS at Tropicana Field. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

ST. PETERSBURG  — Kevin Kiermaier hit a three-run shot to right-center field that gave Tampa Bay a two-run advantage against the Houston Astros as the Rays pounded the AL West Champions 10-3 before 32,251 at Tropicana Field

The win keeps Tampa Bay, facing emlimination,  (1-2) alive in the best of five series.

The home run parade continued for the Rays. Brandon Lowe and Willy Adames also homered off Houston (2-1) starter Zack Greinke.

Kiermaier came to the plate with two outs after Avisaíl García connected for a one-out single and Travis d’Arnaud was hit by a pitch. 

It marked the first time that Kiermaier had faced Greinke in his career. The HR  gave the Rays their first lead of the series.

Ji-Man Choi’s first homer of the postseason in the third came on a 2-2 pitch from Greinke and traveled a Statcast-projected 408 feet.

Tampa Bay starter Charlie Morton pitched five innings Charlie Morton. He gave up three its and one run.

Jose Altuve hit a one-run shot off Morton in the first.

Game four is set for tomorrow in St. Petersburg.