Astros Top Dodgers in Greatest World Series Game Ever

Jose Altuve went deep for the Astros in the 10th.  So did Carlos Correa. And George Springer  won it in the 11th with a two-run home run: Springer Goes Deep after Yasiel Puig and Charlie Culbertson hit the ball out of the park for the Dodgers in the 10th and 11th respectively. Five dingers in extra innings Рthe most ever in World Series history, for a 7-6 Astros victory that knots the two teams at one victory each.

Prior to tonight, there had been 17 extra-inning homers in all the previous World Series combined. Now there are 22.

Dodgers’ closer Kenley Jansen showed he’s not Superman after all when he allowed Marwin Gonzalez’s four-bagger in the 9th.And Houston ace Justin Verlander also gave up homers to Joc Pederson and Corey Seager in a game that saw 8 balls fly over the fence. Yes that’s also a World Series record.The back and forth cat and mouse game was one of the most exciting ever – perhaps the best World Series game – and I’ve watched hundreds of them on TV and witnessed four games in person.The Series now shifts to Houston for Game 3 and I can’t wait for Friday!

About Mike

Mike Luery is an award-winning journalist with 25 years on TV and radio. Currently, he is the political reporter for KCRA-TV, the top-ranked station in Sacramento. This is Luery's second tour of duty with KCRA, where he was also a reporter from 1984 - 2000. In between, he was NBC's Capitol Bureau Chief in California and a reporter for CBS 13 in Sacramento. Luery lives in northern California with his wife Carol. Baseball Between Us is his first book.
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