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Astros take thrilling Game 5

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                        Astros take thrilling Game 5 in extras

After what seemed like was going to be a shut out loss with the score being 4-0 in the 4th. Things were looking down for the Astros. Until they mounted a unexpected comeback, and from that point on. It was a battle of home runs and extra base hits. At the end of the night, the Astros take game 5 grabbing a 3-2 lead in the series. Looking to close out the series on Tuesday in LA would be a great way to end this incredible World Series.


In a game where two of the leagues most dominant pitchers, a lot of us thought of a low scoring, defensive type of game. Well we got the exact opposite of that. Neither pitcher was able to go more than 5 innings. In a game where there was a total of 28 hits and 25 runs scored. No pitcher was safe on a night, where it seemed like the game was never going to end.

Dallas Keuchel- Of the two starting pitchers, I would say Keuchel had the better night. Even though he went a full inning less than Kershaw. He only gave up 3 earned runs on 5 hits walking two batters. He wasn’t able to settle in at all, getting knocked around. And just not being able to hit his spots.

Final Line- 3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB and 4 SO

Clayton Kershaw- After his great outing in his last game. In which he went 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BBs and 11 SO. A lot of us thought that Kershaw had turned a corner, and was planning on changing his playoff script. Unfortunately he went back to his old playoff self. Giving up 4 hits and 6 runs only able to go 4.2 IP. A long with the bullpen who has seemed to fall apart. The Dodgers pitching is up against the ropes. Lets hope the Astros can deliver the  knockout punch tomorrow night.

Final Line- 4.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB and 2 SO

Scoring Summary

After a 5 hr and 17 minute game, the Astros took Game 5 behind a powerful barrage of home runs. Although things seemed dull for the Astros early in the game. Getting behind almost instantly the Dodgers were up 4-0.  And it seemed the Astros were going back to LA down 3-2. Fortunately the Astros mounted a 4 run comeback in the fourth inning. Which was started by an RBI double by Carlos Correa. Cutting the deficit down to 3, and not done just quite yet. Yuli Gurriel smoked a 3- run blast to tie the game at 4.

Although they were instantly down 3 runs the next inning on a Cody Bellinger 3- run home run. Putting the Dodgers up 7-4 and quieting down the Houston crowd. Yet in the Astros half of the 5th with George Springer and Alex Bregman  on base. Jose Altuve smashed a 3-run shot to center field tying the game at 7 a piece.

Scoring Summary conclusion

Then again that pesky Cody Bellinger lined an RBI triple, that got past George Springer scoring Kike Hernandez. Putting the Dodgers up 8-7, with Astros waiting to respond in the bottom half. With Springer leading off the next inning he was looking for some redemption. And that is exactly what he did. Hitting an absolute no doubter to center field. The Astros then preceded to score 3 more runs in the inning. Off a Jose Altuve RBI double and a two run home run by Correa putting the Astros up 11-8.

The game went into the 8th where Houston held a 11-8 lead, until Corey Seager doubled scoring Joc Pederson making the score 11-9. Until Brian McCann hit a solo shot adding an insurance run for the 9th inning. Then on a 1-2 count to Yasiel Puig he reached down low and raked a line drive 2-run home run cutting the deficit to 1. Then with a 2-2 count with 2 outs, Chris Taylor singled back up the middle tying the game. Deflating all the emotion and energy from the stadium. However the Dodgers comeback was short lived. For in the bottom of the 10th, Alex Bregman hit a line drive over the shortstop Corey Seager scoring Derek Fisher giving the Astros the walk off victory.

By the end of the night, the Astros take game 5, and look to close out the series tomorrow in LA.