One of the best World Series in years moves from Houston to Los Angeles
The Houston Astros once again walked-off the Dodgers for yet another time beating Los Angeles 13-12 in 10 innings. The win puts Houston up 3 games to 2 and sets them up to win their first World Series Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
Houston posted its second extra-inning victory of the Series, adding to its 7-6, 11-inning comeback win in a dramatic Game 2.
You have to go all the way back to 1993 to find as wild and crazy game as last night. That game was Toronto’s 15-14 win over the Phillies.
Last night in Houston the game lasted an emotionally exhausting, spread over 5 hours, 17 minutes.
“Yeah, five-hour game, but it doesn’t matter. I can play a 10-hour game if we are going to win,” Jose Altuve said.
Now, with both bullpens worn down, the teams get a day to recover. Game 6 will be Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, where Justin Verlander will try to clinch the Astros’ first championship and Rich Hill hopes to save Los Angeles’ season.
Altuve, Correa, Yuli Gurriel, George Springer and Brian McCann homered for Houston, the highest-scoring team in the majors this season.
Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig went deep for the Dodgers, who scored three times in the ninth to make it 12-all.
“It’s hard to put into words all the twists and turns in that game,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said.
“These are just two really good teams, just throwing haymakers at each other trying to outlast each other,” he said.
Yet on another night of Home Run Derby in the Year of the Home Run, no lead was safe.
Puig lined a two-run shot in the ninth, the record 22nd homer in a single Series, and Chris Taylor’s two-out single off Chris Devenski tied it.
“I think this whole series has been an emotional roller coaster,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “It’s the two best teams playing for a championship. And these are two teams that play 27 outs.”
The Dodgers head back to Los Angeles where they have been very good in the postseason. Game 6 will take place Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET with a Game 7 if needed set for Wednesday night again with an 8 p.m. starting time with the games airing on FOX as well as streaming on FOX Sports GO.
Some quotes in this story came from the Associated Press.
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