Astros Overcome Dodgers Bullpen To Win Game 2
Coming into the World Series, the Houston Astros knew that in order to have a shot at winning the world series they would have to win at least 1 game in Los Angeles. They would rather get it done sooner than later and they did just that by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 in 11 innings.
The Astros needed their bats to come alive in game 2 and they did just that with home runs and hits all night and their bullpen came in clutch at the end when it needed to. The Astros would start the scoring in the third inning with an RBI single by Alex Bregman but they would lose that lead in the bottom of the 5th when Joc Pederson hit a solo home run and the Dodgers would take the lead in the following inning on a 2-run home run by Corey Seager.
The 8th and 9th innings are when things would start to get interesting. The Astros would cut into the Dodgers' lead in the 8th with an RBI single by Carlos Correa and then they would tie it up in the top of the 9th on a solo shot by Marwin Gonzalez and they would end up going into extra innings.
The Astros would take the lead quickly in the top of the 10th when Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa hit back to back home runs and the Astros would take a 5-3 lead into the bottom of the 10th but the Dodgers weren't going to give up quietly. Yasiel Puig hit a homer in the bottom of the 10th and they would tie up the game on an RBI single by Enrique Hernandez.
It was a back and forth game the whole night but the Astros would end up getting the biggest hit of the night on a George Springer 2-run home run to go up 7-5 and they took the lead into the bottom of the 11th. The Dodgers tried to fight back to tie the game but they fell just short even after a solo home run in the bottom of the inning.
The series is now tied at 1 a piece and the series heads back to Houston for games 3 and 4. The Astros will look to Lance McCullers Jr. to pitch in game 3 vs. Yu Darvish at 7 pm CT.