Ken Giles sent down to Astros' Triple-A affiliate after 9th inning meltdown

Ken Giles Optioned to Triple-A After Saying 'F--k You' to A.J. Hinch on Mound

As manager AJ Hinch came to the mound to remove him, Giles appeared to curse Hinch out, saying, "F- you man".

The Astros recalled left-hander Cionel Perez from Double A Corpus Christi Wednesday.

The Houston Astros won Tuesday's game against the A's in ridiculous fashion, but it wasn't all smiles for the AL West leaders.

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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Giles has a 4.99 ERA this season with 12 saves and 31 strikeouts in 34 games. Back on May 27, Giles was given an 8-3 lead vs. Cleveland in the ninth inning before allowing three earned runs as part of an Indians rally. He promptly punched himself in the face on his way off the mound.

Before that insane 11th-inning comeback, closer Ken Giles allowed three runs without recording an out in the ninth inning.

Giles has had a tumultuous season so far with several poignant negative moments. The game was ultimately tied and the Astros lost in extra innings.

Fellow right-hander Hector Rondon then took the hill with a 4-1 lead and runners on first and second.

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