Dodgers down Astros to keep bid alive

Dodgers down Astros to keep bid alive

LOS ANGELES - Agence France-Presse
Dodgers down Astros to keep bid alive

The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 3-1 victory over Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros on Oct. 31 to force a game seven showdown for the 2017 World Series.

Corey Seager’s sacrifice fly put the Dodgers ahead for good in the sixth inning and Joc Pederson added a solo homer in the seventh as the Dodgers knotted Major League Baseball’s best-of-seven championship series at three games apiece.

The Dodgers host game seven on Wednesday, seeking a seventh title and their first since 1988. The Astros are bidding for a first title since their inception in 1962.

“I’m sure it’s going to be a battle,” said Dodgers center fielder Chris Taylor. “Two teams that really want it.”

George Springer’s solo home run off Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill in the third inning staked the Astros to a 1-0 lead.

It was Springer’s fourth homer of the series and the 14th for the Astros - tying the World Series record set by the San Francisco Giants in 2002.

With Astros starting pitcher Verlander rolling through five one-hit innings, it looked for a time as if that might be enough.
But the Dodgers finally broke through against the Astros ace with two runs in the sixth.