Houston Astros Come Out on Top After Epic Extra Inning Battle

(Boston, MA, 10/09/17) Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman, left, is congratulated by teammates Carlos Correa (1) and Evan Gattis (11) after scoring against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning of Game 4 of baseball’s American League Division Series at Fenway Park in Boston on Monday, October 09, 2017. Staff photo by Christopher Evans

Hopes were high for the Los Angeles Dodgers, as they have their ace back on the mound. However, Clayton Kershaw never really settled into a rhythm and struggled most of the 4 and two thirds innings that he pitched before being taken out by Dave RobertsJustin Turner and Chris Taylor scored on a single by Logan Forsythe in the top of the first. Kike Hernandez scores on a throwing error on Yulieski Gurriel. It is suddenly 3-0 Dodgers. They follow up with one more run in the top of the fourth when Forsythe scored on a single by Austin BarnesThe Dodgers lead 4-0 in the fourth.

The Houston Astros finally broke through and got the best of Kershaw, scoring four runs in the fourth inning alone. It started with a double by Carlos Correa which scored George Springer4-1 Dodgers. Gurriel stays hot with a three run shot, tying the game at 4.

Cody Bellinger replies in the top of the fifth with a three run home run to take the lead, 7-4 Dodgers. In the same inning Jose Altuve hits three run home run of his own, once again tying the game, now at 7. It was Bellinger responding again in the seventh with a triple that scores Kike Hernandez, making it 8-7 Dodgers. Springer ties it up again with a solo home run, now at 8-8. Altuve doubles in the same inning, scoring Alex Bregman to break the stalemate and put the Astros up 9-8. Correa follows Altuve with a two run shot making it 11-8 Houston.

Corey Seager hits a double in the eighth that scores Joc Pederson, and gets one back making it 11-9 Houston. In the same inning Brian McCann hits a solo homerun to put the lead back to three, 12-9 Astros. The Dodgers head into the ninth inning with a three run deficit. Yasiel Puig bails them out with a two run shot, followed by a single by Taylor that scores BarnesOnce again in this World Series, it takes extras for the Dodgers and Astros to break the stalemate. The Astros broke the stalemate in the bottom of the tenth inning when Bregman hits the walkoff, scoring Derek Fisher, giving the Astros a three games to two lead over the Dodgers with game 6 on Halloween night in Los Angeles. Buckle up.

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