Zabaleta and Lescott throw first pitch at the Houston Astros!

During City's US Tour, Pablo Zabaleta and Joleon Lescott were invited to throw the first pitch at Minute Maid Park for the Houston Astros v Oakland Athletics game!

After getting in a bit of practice before leaving the hotel, Pablo and Joleon tried their hand at pitching before speaking the local press.

The former City duo also spent time with members of the Houston team ahead of their latest Major League Baseball fixture.

Mascots Moonchester and Moonbeam were also in attendance, hopping in the back of a truck to entertain supporters with the Astros' equivalent - Orbit - before the game.


The duo joked about who would throw the best pitch, and when the time eventually came for Pablo and Joleon were handed the latest Houston jerseys to wear.

They were even provided with each of the baseballs they pitched as a special souvenir of a memorable afternoon.

Check out the best bits from the day via the video above...


City face Club America in Houston and Bayern Munich in Green Bay this week. 

Both matches are live on CITY+ (restrictions apply, see below for more information).

Our game with Mexican giants Club America will take place on Thursday 21 July at the NRG Stadium in Houston. That one gets under way at 19:30 (CDT)/01:30 (UK) time.

And our clash with Bayern Munich on Saturday 23 July will be played at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. That one kicks off at 18:00 (CDT)/midnight (UK).

You’ll also be able follow the games via our Matchday Centre and Matchday Live studio show on the day of each game, with special guests Joleon Lescott and Pablo Zabaleta joining presenter Natalie Pike.

In addition to live coverage of the games, CITY+ subscribers will get full-match replays and Pitcam highlights.

We will also bring you live coverage of our two open training sessions via the Man City App and mancity.com.

CITY+ coverage in your region:

City v Club America is available to CITY+ subscribers everywhere, except the US and Mexico.

Bayern Munich v City is available to CITY+ subscribers in the UK, India and China.

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