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The Houston Astros know what it’s like to come from behind and this time they manage to overtake the Phillies by winning at Citizens Bank Park with a 3-2 scoreline. But aside from Houston’s important victory today, the fact that the star starter Justin Verlander was able to get his first World Series victory after nine starts.
Chas McCormick made the World Series play getting the penultimate out against a Realmuto hit that he ended up catching deep in the field.
In five full innings, Verlander managed to strike out six opponents and take the victory against a Phillies that did not know how to recover from the game without a hit or runs that they suffered the night before. Now the Houston Astros have turned the series around and are one game away from the championship.
Incidents between Astros and Phillies
Jeremy Peña pushed José Altuve who had opened the game with a deep double to center field and in this way they went ahead against the owners of the house.
Subsequently the Phillies responded through Kyle Schwarber and a home run into the stands in right field of Citizens Bank Park, which tied the shares.
Jeremy Peña disappeared Noah Syndergaard’s ball to put the Astros ahead and make history by becoming the first rookie shortstop to homer in a World Series game.
The third streak of the Astros came from a lousy defensive play by Rhys Hoskins after a ground ball by Yordan Álvarez. In the bottom of the eighth, Jean Segura drove in another run for the Phillies to put more tension in the game.
Dusty Baker did not want surprises and brought Ryan Pressly from the very end of the eighth episode, which ended up solving. In the ninth he began by retiring Rhys Hoskins via strikeout, the fourth the batter had eaten of the night.
Chas McCormick later made the World Series catch after a deep drive by JT Realmuto that he took as the greats to the delirium of the Astros fans.
Pressly later hit Bryce Harper to add more tension to the match. On full count he managed to put out Nick Castellanos to clinch the victory.
The World Series returns on Saturday with the Astros poised to take the title from the Phillies in a tight tie.
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