Houston, Texas, USA: In what is arguably the wildest World Series game ever, the Houston Astros rallied to a 13-12 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on Sunday, October 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Astros now lead the series 3-2.
The Dodgers got of to an early start. After Astros Ace pitcher, Keuchel loaded the bases on a hit and two walks, Logan Forsythe delivered a two-out, two-run single to open the scoring for Dodgers in the top of the first.
Keuchel subsequently caught Forsythe off first base with a pickoff throw, but the relay throw from Yuli Gurriel to second forced Jose Altuve off the bag. That allowed Enrique Hernandez to score a third Dodgers run, after the Astros unsuccessfully challenged the safe call at second.
Kershaw to take the mound for the Dodgers with a 3-0 lead over the Astros.
Dallas Keuchel allowed three more hits and a run on Austin Barnes’ RBI single in the fourth. Keuchel lasted just 3 2/3 innings, handing the bullpen a 4-0 deficit and was done.
Yuli Gurriel slammed a first-pitch Clayton Kershaw slider off the wall, in left field for a game-tying homer in the bottom of the fourth.
The rally began with a leadoff walk. Kershaw then gave up a single to Jose Altuve and an RBI double to Carlos Correa, who narrowly slid safely into second base. Following a 75-second replay review to confirm that call at second, Gurriel jumped on Kershaw’s first pitch to tie things up, 4-4.
Cody Bellinger belted a three-run shot in the middle of the fifth to give the Dodgers back the lead – Dodgers 7, Astros 4.
Jose Altuve erased another three-run deficit with a homer off Kenta Maeda. The Astros second baseman tied the game at 7-7 three-run shot to center field in the fifth.
George Springer misplayed a Cody Bellinger hit into a go-ahead, RBI triple and Dodgers took their third lead of the night in the seventh inning , 8-7, but Springer responded with a game-tying solo homer off Brandon Morrow.
Dodgers pitcher Morrow then allowed a single to Alex Bregman, a go-ahead RBI double to Jose Altuve and a two-run homer to Carlos Correa.
Scoreline, Astros 11, Dodgers 8 as the game entered the eighth inning.
Yasiel Puig hit a two-run homer off Chris Devenski in the top of the ninth, and Chris Taylor singled home the game-tying run to tie the game at 12-12.
Dodgers and Astros go into extra innings at the WorldSeries
Alex Bregman RBI singles off Kenley Jansen and the game is over – Astros Win in the bottom of the 10th 13-12!
In pre-game ceremonies, two of the United States’ five living former Presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, shared the ceremonial first-pitch honors before Game 5 at Minute Maid Park. The elder Bush presented a baseball to his son, who threw to Astros pitcher Justin Verlander behind home plate. Then the younger Bush handed a microphone to his father, who drew a roar from the crowd when he said: “Houston, let’s play ball!”. With that, World Series Game 5 began, pitting Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw against Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel.
The Houston Astros are now one win away from the World Series title. The Astros will have Justin Verlander on the mound for Game 6 on Tuesday, October 31, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, looking to close out the series. The Dodgers will start Rich Hill hoping to save their season.