Alex Bregman Aug 14, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (2) reaches first on an Oakland Athletics fielding error in the seventh inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros offered a kind gesture to those impacted by the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde County, inviting friends and families of victims and survivors to attend Sunday’s game against the Oakland Athletics. The Astros put on a show for the Uvalde country residents, winning 6-3, and Houston third baseman Alex Bregman had the most memorable moment of the game.

According to Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston, a young girl from Uvalde asked Bregman to hit a home run before the game. It was a tough ask, but the Astros third baseman wasted no time delivering. In just his first at-bat of the contest, Bregman turned on a 2-0 pitch and sent it high and deep to left field, smacking a two-run home run to put the Astros on the board in the bottom of the first inning.

“It was really cool,” Bregman said of hitting the home run after the game, according to Berman. “Anything we can do for them. I’m glad they were here today. I think it’s really nice what the Astros have done to help the healing process. As soon as I got in the dugout, Dusty (Baker) said ‘Hey, you hit one for Uvalde.'”

The Astros went on to win the game 6-3, due in no small part to Bregman’s bat.

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