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Astros fan buys $500 worth of beer after calling homer

A Houston Astros fan bought "about $500" worth of beer for those sitting around him after predicting George Springer would homer Friday in Game 1 of the American League Division Series.

"I just love my team, man," Eddie Flores told the Houston Chronicle. "I knew Springer was going to hit one, and I wanted everyone to know it. I called it."

Flores told the fans around him in Section 103 at Minute Maid Park that he would buy everyone a beer if Springer went deep to lead off the fifth inning.

Sure enough, Springer connected on a 3-2 pitch to left, not too far from where Flores and his new best friends burst into cheers -- and not just for the Astros' 3-0 lead.

"I was more excited about the home run, but the beer added a little," fan Charles Adams, whose tweet about the incident drew initial attention to Flores' generosity, told ABC 13. "I mean, our section went bananas."

Flores bought a beer for everyone who wanted it in the seven rows around him at a cost of more than $300, the Chronicle reported.

But by then, Jose Altuve had made it back-to-back home runs for the home team, and Flores reached into his wallet again.

"We bought beer for seven rows straight," Flores told ABC 13. "Then it was back-to-back, so I bought another seven rows worth of beer."

Regardless of whether they got a free beer, Astros fans went home happy as their team beat Cleveland 7-2.