Wow. Just wow. What was that?! The Houston Astros came back in the ninth inning Kenley Jansen, who had only one blown save all year.
The Astros final five runs came off home runs and in total the game had eight a new high for a playoff game and five extra-inning were the most home runs period.
Word can not describe the feelings at Dodger Stadium Wednesday night in the Astros’ 7-6 win.
Astros knew going into the game that they had arguably their biggest weapon the mound, Justin Verlander. Verlander for the most part didn't disappoint. But he did go through the same script as Dallas Keuchel. A home run to tie the game and home run to take a 3-1 lead for the Dodgers. This time it was Joc Pederson and Corey Seager with the dingers.
Houston took an early 1-0 lead with old-school offense. Josh Reddick led off with a single in the third. Verlander dropped down a bunt and Alex Bregman drove in the run with a single.
The real magic started in the ninth inning after the Dodgers used five pitchers to get through eight innings. And Verlander exited after giving up three runs on two hits over six innings.
Alex Bregman led of the eighth with a double he would score on a Correa single to cut the Dodger lead to 3-2 off the Dodgers' closer Kenley Jansen.
Jansen returned and was greeted with a lead-off home run by Marwin Gonzalez.
Houston would get two runs in the 10th and 11th innings from the core of the team.
Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa lit up former Astro Josh Fields and Springer took Brandon McCarthy deep to put Houston back up 7-5.
But each time the Dodgers had an answer.
In the 10th, Yasiel Puig opened the frame with a home run off Ken Giles who was returning for his second inning. Logan Forsythe worked a 3-2 walk with two outs. A wild pitch put Forsythe at second a single by Enrique Hernandez tied the game. Josh Reddick's throw from right was on target but the runner was in first.
Afer the Springer home run in the 11th, Chris Devenski remained in the game to end it. Charlie Culberson homered to cut the lead to one run but after working the count full Puig struck out.
Speechless. This game was easily the greatest in Astros history.