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 – the 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!