Game 2 was arguably one of the greatest World Series games in MLB history. And Game 5 topped it.
Alex Bregman smacked a single to left field off the 2017 National League Reliever of the Year Kenley Jansen that sent pinch runner Derek Fisher sprinting around third base. The longest-tendered Dodgers Andre Either hurled the ball toward the plate but it wasn’t in time.
The Astros finally, FINALLY, secured a 13-12 win in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the 2017 World Series.
The game started with two former Cy Young Award winners, Dallas Keuchel and Clayton Kershaw. The game appeared destined for a pitchers’ duel but it quickly turned into five-hour slug fest.
The Dodgers had the first punch with three runs in the first inning. Logan Forsythe punished Keuchel for loading the bases with one out with two RBI single. Former Astro Enrique Hernandez made it 3-0 running home on a wide throw to second base after Forsythe was picked off first.
The Dodgers got a fourth run in the fourth inning with a double by Forsythe, Austin Barnes singled home a run.
But the Astros finally answered back in the bottom of the frame with four runs to tie the game. Carlos Correa doubled home run and Yuli Gurriel crushed a first-pitch slider from Kershaw to tie game with a 3-run home run.
Collin McHugh pitched for the first time in nearly two weeks in the fifth to try to bridge the game to the Astros big guns in the bullpen. But Cody Bellinger snuck a ball over the right field fence for a three-run shot.
The 2017 AL MVP Jose Altuve answered back with seven-pitch at-bat that lead to a 3-run bomb that landed on the home run porch in the left-center field to tie the game.
George Springer missed played a Cody Bellinger single and turned into a triple, the Dodgers got a run in the seventh. Springer swung back with a solo blast.
The Astros beat up Brandon Morrow to take a 11-8 lead. Bregman singled, Altuve doubled, and Carlos Correa lifted a fly ball into the Crawford Boxes.
Joc Pederson and Corey Seager got a run back in the eighth with a pair of doubles, but Brian McCann added another insurance run with solo blast.
The Dodgers wouldn't give up in the ninth. Yasiel Puig hit two-run home run and Austin Barnes followed with a double. With two outs Chris Taylor tied the game with a single up the middle.
The bottom of the tenth started with two outs by the Astros. McCann was hit by a pitch and Springer followed with a walk. Derek Fisher entered the game to pinch run and scored on the first-pitch swing of Bregman.
This is unreal.