The Astros and White Sox boast two of the best reliever cards in our game. In two pitcher duels, Hendriks wrapped up a 2-0 win for the Sox in the first game.
Pressly in turn seemed set to wrap up a 4-2 win for the Astros in the 9th. Tim Anderson had his 6th hit of the two games to start the inning, but Pressly had a strike out and Maldonado made a clutch defense catch of a foul ball for two outs.
Grandalz with perhaps the best eye in the game, the drew a walk. Pressly's RR is 3, so he was still a pb2-9 for the next batter Abreu. However Abreu's bloop single made it three baserunners to burn out his 3rd and final rr to reduce his PB to 2-8, and Anderson raced home and since baserunners allowed or runs lower the RR by one, that run pushed Pressly down another number to a pb2-7.
That was key because when the next batter Sheets came up the PB number was an 8, this on his card instead of Pressly's 2-7 card, and the result was a 3-run homer on his card to win the game as opposed to what would have been a strikeout on Pressly's card to end the game with an Astros win.