Just when it looked like the Houston Astros would lose another heartbreaker, George Springer launched a two-run home run in the 11th inning to win Game 2 by the score of 7-6 and tie the World Series 1-1 headed back to Houston.
In the bottom of the 10th, the L.A. Dodgers came back from a 5-3 deficit after Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa hit back-to-back home runs in the 10th.
Yasiel Puig hit a solo shot to lead off the inning and Enrique Hernandez drove home Logan Forsythe to tie it in the 10th. Charlie Culberson hit a solo homer in the 11th to cut the lead to 7-6.
The Dodgers bullpen came into the game with a stellar reputation but it was Houston’s that threw three scoreless innings to keep the Astros in the game before the offense took the lead in the 10th.
Chris Devenski took the win, getting the last four outs of the game.
The Astros tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning with a solo home run from Marwin Gonzalez.
That was the second run Houston scored on the Dodger bullpen as Carlos Correa drove in Alex Bregman to make it 3-2 in the bottom of the eighth.
Bregman got the scoring started for the Astros in the top of the third inning when he hit an RBI single with two men on. Josh Reddick scored but it could have been worse for L.A. The ball took a funny bounce off of center fielder Chris Taylor’s hat but bounced right to left fielder Joc Pederson. If not for that fortunate bounce, more runs might have scored.
Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill lasted just four innings before L.A. manager Dave Roberts went to the bullpen.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers scored three runs on Justin Verlander as the Astros ace pitched six innings. All three runs came on homers. The first was a solo shot by Pederson in the fifth inning. Corey Seager hit a two-run home run in the sixth to give the Dodgers a 3-1 lead.
This was the first World Series game win for the Astros, who were swept in the 2005 Fall Classic by the Chicago White Sox. Much like that series, this series has also been close. The 2005 World Series, despite lasting just four games, was decided by a combined six runs with one games going into extra innings and another that ended on a walk-off home run.