Fight to the Finish in Wild World Series Game

22 home runs set a new WS record; Astros win against Dodgers 13-12
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 30, 2017 12:52 AM CDT
World Series Sees Record 22nd Home Run
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Houston Astros on Sunday in Houston.   (AP Photo/Thomas B. Shea, Pool)

Alex Bregman hit a game-ending single off Kenley Jansen with two outs in the 10th inning, and the Houston Astros outslugged the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 Sunday night to take a 3-2 World Series lead. Silent early when ace Dallas Keuchel allowed Los Angeles to spurt ahead 4-0, the crowd erupted over and over as the Astros sent balls careening all around—and out of—pulsating Minute Maid Park, the AP reports. Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Yuli Gurriel, George Springer, and Brian McCann homered for Houston, which tied the score 4-4 against Clayton Kershaw, fell behind 7-4 on Cody Bellinger's three-run homer, then rallied again to lead 11-8 after seven innings and 12-9 after eight.

Yasiel Puig's two-run homer in the ninth off Chris Devenski was the 22nd of the Series, setting a record, and Chris Taylor tied the score with a two-out, two-strike RBI single. Jansen hit McCann with a pitch with two outs, George Springer walked and Derek Fisher pinch-ran for McCann at second. Bregman won the five-hour, 17-minute marathon with a liner into left field. Joe Musgrove, Houston's seventh pitcher, threw a scoreless 10th for the win. Game 6 is Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, where Justin Verlander will try to clinch the Astros' first championship and Rich Hill hopes to save the Dodgers' season.

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