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Alex Bregman Fulfills Home Run Request as Astros Host Uvalde Families

Editor’s note: This story contains details of a mass casualty event and gun violence.

The Astros did their part to support the Uvalde, Texas community on Sunday, inviting residents of the town to Houston’s home game against Oakland.

Sunday’s event comes nearly three months after 19 students and two teachers were shot and killed by an 18-year-old gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

Houston third baseman Alex Bregman did his part to make it a memorable day for one young girl from Uvalde. Prior to taking the field, Bregman was reportedly asked to hit a home run. The Astros third baseman delivered in his first at-bat of the game, driving a two-run home run to left field.

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Bregman addressed the memorable home run with reporters postgame.

“It was really cool,” Bregman said. “Anything we can do for them. As soon as I got to the dugout, Dusty [Baker] said ‘Hey you hit one for Uvalde’.”

The Astros won the game against the Athletics 6–3.

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