October 26, 2017 / 9:19 PM / in 2 months

Houston Astros' World Series rally catches eye of NFL's Texans

(Reuters) - The Houston Astros’ stunning Game Two win in the World Series has caught the attention of one of the city’s other professional teams with the NFL’s Texans finding it hard not to take a break from preparing for their next game.

Oct 25, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Houston Astros center fielder George Springer (4) hits a two run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eleventh inning in game two of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Astros beat the host Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 on Wednesday in a game that had several twists and turns and was deemed an instant classic by many observers, with the teams combining for a record five extra-inning home runs.

The Texans, one game out of first place in their division, were preparing for Sunday’s clash against the Seattle Seahawks while the Astros used a late power surge to rally back in dramatic fashion to level the series at 1-1.

“I was here with the staff and we were game-planning but we have a TV in the corner of our offensive staff room and we had it on,” said Houston Texans head coach Bill O‘Brien.

“To think about what they did, it’s got to be one of the top five World Series games of all time, to hit that many home runs in extra innings.”

After a back-and-forth affair it was George Springer’s two-run homer at the top of the 11th that gave the Astros the lead for good and their first World Series game win in franchise history.

The best-of-seven series shifts to Texas for the next three games starting on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

“I know that it’s a travel day today so they’ll be back at it tomorrow in Houston and I know that place will be rocking,” said O‘Brien.

”We’re so supportive of them. I think it’s great for the city any time you have a team rolling toward a championship.”

Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Ken Ferris

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