Dodgers Have Big 9th, Tie Up World Series

Los Angeles beats Houston to even series a 2 games apiece
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 28, 2017 10:41 PM CDT
Dodgers Have Big 9th, Tie Up World Series
Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson reacts after hitting a three-run home run during the ninth inning.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Cody Bellinger lined a go-ahead double in the ninth inning, four Dodgers pitchers combined on a two-hitter, and Los Angeles rallied past the Houston Astros 6-2 Saturday night to tie the World Series at 2-all. Joc Pederson homered to cap a five-run burst in the ninth, ensuring the Series will be decided next week at Dodger Stadium, per the AP. Next up is Game 5 on Sunday night at Minute Maid Park in a marquee matchup. Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw faces Dallas Keuchel in a rematch of the opener, won by the Dodgers.

Bellinger was 0 for 13 with eight strikeouts when he doubled and scored in the seventh to tie it at 1. Bellinger's tiebreaking hit in the ninth came off closer Ken Giles, who was booed off the mound. Dodgers starter Alex Wood pitched no-hit ball until George Springer homered with two outs in the sixth. That was the only hit Houston managed until Alex Bregman homered with two outs in the ninth off Kenley Jansen.

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