Giles has 12 saves but a 4.99 ERA this season after posting a 2.30 ERA in 2017.
Astros reliever Ken Giles has been demoted to Triple-A after an outburst during the ninth inning of an Astros win Tuesday.
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Speaking after Croatia's 2-1 win over England , Lovren told beIN Sports: 'It's something special, for me. Before this game they said we are exhausted but we showed in extra-time we had fresher legs than them.
The Astros were up by four to start the ninth inning against Oakland on Tuesday night when Giles took over and gave up three straight singles, which cut the lead to 4-1. But Giles has memorably sunk the "Stros in high-leverage spots this season".
The postseason, however, proved to be another story, as Giles yielded runs in all but one of his seven playoff appearances and eventually fell behind both Lance McCullers Jr. and Charlie Morton when manager A.J. Hinch was looking for late-inning relief options late in Houston's eventual World Series run. He is 0-2 with a 4.99 ERA and 1.27 WHIP, striking out 31 batters in 30.2 innings. For Hinch's part, he said he didn't know if he was the target, but if it was, "we'll talk about it". He's given up 36 hits and 17 earned runs.
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Their last bilateral series' defeat came in India in January 2017, with only a freak one-off loss to Scotland in the interim. Although England has the home advantage in the series, India is high on confidence due to their victory in T20I series.
More importantly, it looks like hitters have figured him out.
"Giles, 27, was originally acquired to be the Astros" closer in a 2016 blockbuster that sent Vince Velasquez, Mark Appel, Tom Eshelman, Brett Oberholtzer and Harold Arauz to the Phillies.
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Initial reports are the plane went down about 2,000 feet up a mountain in rocky, tree-covered terrain. A spokesman for the Alaska State Troopers called it "tremendous" that no one died in the crash.
And this incident, along with his generally churlish attitude, seemed out of place set against the backdrop of the mostly mild-mannered and fun-loving Astros clubhouse. Nearly more memorable than that was Giles punching himself in the face after giving up four runs to the Yankees in the ninth inning on May 2.