Houston ties series in intense game

Los Angeles, C.A. ~ The Houston Astros offense finally came out of its shell  last night at Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers. George Springer hit a two run home run in the 11th inning off of Brandon McCarthy to propel the Astros over the Dodgers 7-6.

The Astros tied it up in 9th off of a basically automatic closer in Kenley Jansen. In the 10th inning Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa went deep back to back to put Houston up by two runs. The Dodgers fired right back with two runs of their own. Yasiel Puig hit a home run before Kike Hernandez delivered a game tying base hit. After Springer’s homerun the Dodgers added a little more drama when Charlie Culberson went yard, but Chris Devenski struck out Puig to end the game.

The Dodgers only had 5 hits but 4 of them were homers. That allowed the Dodgers to stay in the game with the Astros tallying up 14 hits.

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Jose Altuve round third after his 10th inning HR.

One of the most crazy things in Game 2  was the fact that the Dodgers bullpen hadn’t allowed a run since the NLDS, when they faced off against the Arizona Diamond-Backs.

Jansen blew his first post-season save when Marwin Gonzalez sent the game to extra innings in the 9th with a home run. The dominant closer allowed an inherited run in the 8th inning when Carlos Correa singled in Alex Bregman. The Dodgers bullpen seemed brilliant but, Jansen, Brandon Morrow, Brandon McCarthy and Josh Fields all allowed runs.

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Corey Seager was pumped after his two-run homer in the 6th

In the 6th inning, with the score tied 1-1, Corey Seager drilled a Justin Verlander breaking ball into the Dodger Stadium bleachers after Chris Taylor forced a walk. In the previous game Taylor drew a walk before Justin Turner broke a 1-1 tie with a 3-run blast of his own.


Verlander pitched excellent allowing only two hits through 6, both home runs however. The other homer he allowed was when Joc Pedersen broke up a no-hitter with a long ball.

Verlander finished the night allowing 3 runs on 2 hits while striking out 5 in 6 innings. Two bad pitches changed the whole night for him.

Rich Hill lasted only 4 innings but only allowed 1 run. Hill’s night was full of escaping jams, which caused manager Dave Roberts to go to the pen early.

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Dodger Stadium



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Minute-Maid Park








Game 3 shifts from Dodger Stadium to Minute-Maid Park when Yu Darvish will battle Lance McCullers.

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George Springer’s home run was the difference in Houston’s 7-6 win vs. the Dodgers

By Jacob Szczap


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