George Springer loses head behind outfield Mastercard ad in World Series Game 2 broadcast

George Springer became “The Headless Hero” at Dodger Stadium Wednesday night.

The Astros centerfielder had himself to thank for the Game 2 heroics, as Springer’s two-run homer in the 11th inning lifted Houston to an eventual 7-6 win over the Dodgers in the World Series classic.

But credit for Springer’s bizarre mid-game “decapitation” can go to a little company called Mastercard.

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With the score tied at one in the bottom of the sixth, Springer trotted toward right-center for a routine flyball when a black CGI advertisement for Masterpass that covered a section of the outfield wall also swallowed Springer’s noggin on the Fox broadcast.

It made for an odd visual — about as close as a real game gets to a video game glitch.

Springer, of course, survived Mastercard's campaign. But it took another five innings for his night to become, well, priceless.

RELATED: YouTube's brilliant ad annoys fans during Game 1 of the World Series

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