Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park

Robert Brandon shields a statue of former Astros second baseman Craig Biggio from the rain with his umbrella.

Robert Brandon shields a statue of former Astros second baseman Craig Biggio from the rain with his umbrella.

The main entrance to Minute Maid Park is through the building that once was Houston's Union Station.

The main entrance to Minute Maid Park is through the building that once was Houston's Union Station.

Tony Solis wears a chain with a medallion in the shape of the Astros logo that his dad purchased for his birthday.  

Tony Solis wears a chain with a medallion in the shape of the Astros logo that his dad purchased for his birthday.  

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A's first base coach Tye Waller throws a ball to a fan. 

A's first base coach Tye Waller throws a ball to a fan. 

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve holds a ball with a split finger grip as he walks off the field. 

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve holds a ball with a split finger grip as he walks off the field. 

Asher, 7, ordered shaved ice at the game. 

Asher, 7, ordered shaved ice at the game. 

Urijah, left, Patricia and Elijah sing the Star-Spangled Banner.

Urijah, left, Patricia and Elijah sing the Star-Spangled Banner.

An old-school Route 66 gas pump in the left-centerfield concourse keeps track of all Astros home runs hit at Minute Maid Park. 

An old-school Route 66 gas pump in the left-centerfield concourse keeps track of all Astros home runs hit at Minute Maid Park. 

Samantha and Cooper, 2, share a laugh after singing "Deep In the Heart of Texas."

Samantha and Cooper, 2, share a laugh after singing "Deep In the Heart of Texas."

Minute Maid Park is the only ballpark with an inclined hill in the outfield. It's a tribute to Navin Field, an old baseball field in Detroit that also had a hill. On the hill, there is a padded flag pole that is in play. No other stadium is designed this way.

Minute Maid Park is the only ballpark with an inclined hill in the outfield. It's a tribute to Navin Field, an old baseball field in Detroit that also had a hill. On the hill, there is a padded flag pole that is in play. No other stadium is designed this way.

April reacts after the Astros relinquish the lead to the A's. 

April reacts after the Astros relinquish the lead to the A's. 

A train conductor encourages the fans to get loud and support the Astros in the ninth inning. The conductor drives the train on a track from center field to left field whenever an Astros player hits a home run and whenever the Astros win. The train is an homage to Houston's historical importance as a train transportation hub in the 19th and early 20th centuries. 

A train conductor encourages the fans to get loud and support the Astros in the ninth inning. The conductor drives the train on a track from center field to left field whenever an Astros player hits a home run and whenever the Astros win. The train is an homage to Houston's historical importance as a train transportation hub in the 19th and early 20th centuries.