#AstrosvsDodgers : #WorldSeries Game 2: George Springer, Astros Beat Dodgers 7-6 To Tie Series

by Samuel Abasi Posted on October 26th, 2017

Los Angeles, California: George Springer hit a two-run homer in the top of the 11th as Houston Astros top Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 in wild 2017 baseball World Series Game 2. The Astros drew first blood with a one-run lead over the Dodgers, scoring on a series of singles in the top of third. After an infield single by Josh Reddick, a bunt by Verlander, and another single by George Springer, first baseman Alex Bregman roped yet another single to center field, scoring Reddick.

Verlander then retired the Dodgers in the bottom of the third, and held the Angelenos hitless over four innings.

Dodgers starter Rich Hill recovered from the Astros’ single run by striking out the dangerous Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa.

In the fifth inning, Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson broke up a no-hit bid by Verlander with a solo home run, tying the game at 1-1.

Los Angeles Dodgers made it a 3-1 lead with a two-run home run by shortstop Corey Seager off Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander in the bottom of the 6th inning.

Verlander had appeared in command of the game, retiring the first two batters he faced in the sixth, before walking Chris Taylor and then watching Seager drive a pitch out of Dodger Stadium.

Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez ninth-inning home run tied the score 3-3.

Houston took a 5-3 lead over Los Angeles in the tenth inning of Game 2 of the World Series.

Then the Dodgers second baseman, Jose Altuve, and short stopper, Carlos Correa back to back tied the game in the 10th inning, 5-5.

And the Astros retook the lead in the top of the 11th on a 2-run homerun by George Springer! Houston 7-5

George Springer two-run homer in the top of the 11th did it for Houston Astros as they top Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 to tie series

Game 2 set records for most homers in a #WorldSeries contest (8) & most extra-inning homers (5) in any game – regular season or #postseason.

The Dodgers took the first game of the Series 3-1 Tuesday, with starter Clayton Kershaw handcuffing the Astros. Kershaw needed only 83 pitches to strike out 11 batters and hold them to one run on three hits.

The Houston Astros were looking for first win In 2017 baseball World Series Game 2. Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander was MVP of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees. Trailing in the World Series 1-0, the Houston Astros was betting on their potent batting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers starter Rich Hill.

The Dodgers entered tonight’s game with a 1-0 lead in the series after Clayton Keyshaw outdueled Dallas Keuchel in Game 1. Clayton Kershaw needed only 83 pitches to strike out 11 batters and hold them to one run on three hits. The Dodgers won game 1 by 3-1.

Tonight’s pitching match-up featured two guys with very different careers. Verlander is a power pitcher who has been an ace at every stop. Rich Hill is a 36-year older journeyman whose fastball only lands around 90 mph.

On the mound for Astros, was MVP of the American League Championship Series, Justin Verlander, a recent addition to the Houston staff, joining the team after a trade from Detroit in late August. Since then, he has been lights out, going 9-0 as an Astro. What’s more, he is 4-0 in four postseason appearances, with a 1.46 ERA.

In Hill, the Dodgers were looking to a starter who went 12-8 in 2017, with a 3.32 ERA.

Neither starting pitcher made it through the whole game.

The Dodgers changed their starting lineup tonight. Left fielder Joc Pederson and second baseman Chase Utley started in place of Enrique Hernandez and Logan Forsythe.

Here’s a look at tonight’s starting lineups. No changes for the Astros’ one through eight hitters, while Dodgers manager Dave Roberts moved Corey Seager back up to the No2 slot and plugged in Left fielder Joc Pederson and second baseman Chase Utley, in place of Enrique Hernandez and Logan Forsythe.

Houston Astros

George Springer, CF,
Alex Bregman, 3B
Jose Altuve, 2B
Carlos Correa, SS
Yuli Gurriel, 1B
Brian McCann, C
Marwin Gonzalez, LF
Josh Reddick, RF
Justin Verlander, RHP

Los Angeles Dodgers

Chris Taylor, CF
Corey Seager, SS
Justin Turner, 3B
Cody Bellinger, 1B
Yasiel Puig, RF
Joc Pederson, LF
Austin Barnes, C
Chase Utley, 2B
Rich Hill, LHP

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