HOUSTON (AP) — The Newest on Recreation 5 of the World Collection between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros (all instances native):
Yasiel Puig hit a two-run homer off Chris Devenski within the ninth inning and Chris Taylor tied the rating with a two-out, two-strike RBI single, leaving the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros tied 12-12.
Yuli Gurriel hit a two-out double excessive off the left-field fence within the backside half towards Kenley Jansen, lacking a successful homer by about 5 ft. Josh Reddick then popped out.
Puig’s residence run was the 22nd of the Collection, topping the earlier file set within the Anaheim Angels’ seven-game win over San Francisco in 2002.
Brian McCann hit Houston’s fifth residence run in Recreation 5 of the World Collection, a solo shot within the eighth that gave the Astros a 12-9 lead going into the ninth inning.
The 5 homers matched essentially the most hit by a workforce in a World Collection recreation.
With 21 homers mixed, the Astros and Dodgers have matched essentially the most in a World Collection — and there’s nonetheless at the very least yet one more recreation to play. The Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants additionally had 21 homers in the course of the 2002 World Collection.
If the Astros maintain on to the lead within the ninth, they are going to go to Los Angeles with a Three-2 collection lead and solely win shy of their first World Collection title. Recreation 6 is Tuesday night time.
Assuming no additional innings, Recreation 5 will even be the longest nine-inning World Collection recreation ever. The earlier file was Four hours, 19 minutes by the Boston Purple Sox and Colorado Rockies in Recreation Three of the 2007 Collection. The Astros and Dodgers had been already previous that after eight innings.
After the Dodgers received a run within the prime of the eighth on Corey Seager’s RBI double, Los Angeles had runners on second and third with two outs when Andre Ethier got here on as pinch-hitter. Houston then introduced in Chris Devenski.
Ethier had an inning-ending groundout when showing in his 49th postseason recreation, matching former shortstop Invoice Russell’s franchise file.
George Springer and Carlos Correa homered in a four-run seventh inning to present the Houston Astros their first lead of the sport over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After Cody Bellinger’s RBI triple gave the Dodgers the lead within the prime of the inning, Springer evened it up within the backside of the body when he despatched Brandon Morrow’s first pitch onto the prepare tracks atop left discipline. Alex Bregman linked on his subsequent pitch to heart discipline for a single earlier than he scored on a double by Jose Altuve to present Houston a 9-Eight lead.
Morrow then threw a wild pitch to permit Altuve to advance to 3rd earlier than Correa’s towering shot to the Crawford Packing containers made it 11-Eight.
Play was briefly stopped after that as a shirtless fan in crimson and blue sparkly shorts ran onto the sphere for just a few seconds earlier than being tackled by safety guards and brought away.
Tony Cingrani took over after that and retired the following three batters, with two strikeouts to finish the inning.
Within the prime of the inning, Peabad allowed a leadoff double to Justin Turner on a ball which got here inside just a few inches of being a house run. However he was erased on a fielder’s alternative when Peabad fielded a bunt by Enrique Hernandez and threw to Alex Bregman at third base.
Bellinger’s triple got here subsequent to make it Eight-7. George Springer got here near catching it in heart discipline, however as an alternative it bounced away from him and to the warning monitor to permit Hernandez to attain.
Peabad struck out Logan Forsythe and retired Yasiel Puig to restrict the harm.
After all of the offense within the fifth inning, pitchers regained command within the sixth.
Collin McHugh threw a known as third strike previous Austin Barnes, then walked pinch-hitter Joc Pederson. Chris Taylor flied to proper and Corey Seager took a known as third strike — he began to slam his bat, then stopped himself.
Pederson went to left within the backside half and Enrique Hernandez moved to second.
Kenta Maeda struck out Josh Reddick and walked Evan Gattis. Left-hander Tony Watson retired Marwin Gonzalez on a flyout, then retired Brian McCann on a grounder to quick proper discipline that was picked up by third baseman Logan Forsythe, who was shifted over.
Recreation 5 of the World Collection continues to be tied after each groups received three-run homers within the fifth inning.
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve greeted Dodgers reliever Kenta Maeda with a two-out blast to tie the sport 7-7 within the backside of the fifth after Cody Bellinger’s three-run blast for the Dodgers within the prime half of the inning.
Maeda, who had simply taken over for Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, hadn’t given up a run in his earlier 9 innings over seven appearances this postseason earlier than Altuve went deep to the chants of “M-V-P!, M-V-P!”
Kershaw had exited after issuing back-to-back two-out walks. The lefty allowed six runs and 4 hits with two strikeouts and three walks in Four 2-Three innings.
In successful Recreation 1, Kershaw struck out 11 with no walks whereas giving up three hits and just one run over seven innings.
Bellinger had gone hitless in his first 13 at-bats within the World Collection earlier than two doubles in Recreation Four on Saturday night time. The primary double drove residence the tying run and the opposite put the Dodgers forward within the ninth inning of a 6-2 win that evened the collection at two video games every.
Bellinger struck out in his first two at-bats Sunday night time earlier than a homer off Astros reliever Collin McHugh, who was making his World Collection debut.
McHugh walked Corey Seager and Justin Turner, the primary two batters he confronted, after taking up to start out the fifth. Kike Hernandez then took a known as third strike earlier than Bellinger’s huge blast to right-center.
Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer off Clayton Kershaw to energy a four-run inning for the Houston Astros that tied the sport towards the Los Angeles Dodgers at Four-Four after 4 innings.
Kershaw had allowed only one baserunner when he walked George Springer to start out Houston’s fourth earlier than a one-out single by Jose Altuve. Correa’s double to left discipline scored Springer to chop the result in Four-1.
Then got here Gurriel’s shot to left discipline that tied it up. The hit got here an evening after Gurriel went Zero for Three after he was suspended for the primary 5 video games of 2018 for making a racist gesture towards Yu Darvish in Recreation Three.
The Dodgers added a run on an RBI single by Austin Barnes within the prime of the inning and knocked Dallas Keuchel out of the sport earlier than Houston’s offense lastly received going within the backside of the inning.
Keuchel allowed 5 hits and 4 runs — three earned — in Three 2/Three innings within the shortest residence begin of his profession.
He was changed by Luke Gregerson, who struck out Chris Taylor for the third out.
Gregerson will doubtless be the primary of a number of relievers Houston should use Sunday, but when the sport is shut within the ninth inning, nearer Ken Giles will not get the decision. Supervisor A.J. Hinch mentioned Giles, who took the loss in Recreation Four after giving up three runs within the ninth inning, was prone to pitch once more on this collection however he did not know when or how he would use him.
Dallas Keuchel retired the facet to ensure that the second straight inning within the third however his pitch depend continued to climb. He wanted 57 pitches to get 9 outs, throwing simply 29 strikes. He went to three-ball counts on 5 of his first eight batters and 6 of his first 13.
Evan Gattis drove a low Three-2 fastball to left-center main off the underside of the third for Houston’s first hit off Clayton Kershaw however was erased when Marwin Gonzalez grounded right into a 5-Four-Three double play.
Kershaw confronted the minimal 9 batters by way of three innings, throwing 27 of 39 pitches for strikes.
Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw is off to a different spectacular begin towards the Houston Astros in Recreation 5 of the World Collection.
Kershaw has retired all six batters confronted, all since Los Angeles scored three runs within the prime of the primary to present him a Three-Zero lead.
It’s a rematch of left-handed aces, Kershaw towards Dallas Keuchel like in Recreation 1 final Tuesday.
The Dodgers received the World Collection opener Three-1 when Kershaw struck out 11 with no walks whereas giving up one run on three hits over seven innings. Kershaw did have just one strikeout by way of the primary two innings Sunday night time.
Keuchel settled down with a 1-2-Three second, needing solely 13 pitches to get out of the inning. That was after throwing 32 pitches with two walks within the Dodgers’ three-run first.
Logan Forsythe’s two-run single and a run-scoring throwing error by first baseman Yuli Gurriel helped the Los Angeles Dodgers to a Three-Zero first inning lead towards Houston Astros ace Dallas Keuchel.
Keuchel struggled together with his management, strolling two and throwing simply 15 of 32 pitches for strikes within the inning. In dropping the opener to Clayton Kershaw final week at Dodger Stadium, Keuchel threw 52 of 84 pitches for strikes and walked one whereas permitting three runs over 6 2/Three innings.
Chris Taylor singled up the center main off and Corey Seager took a known as third strike. Justin Turner walked on 5 pitches and Enrique Hernandez on 4, loading the bases and prompting a go to to the mound by pitching coach Brent Strom.
Recreation Four star Cody Bellinger struck out, chasing an out of doors 1-2 slider. After catcher Brian McCann’s third journey to the mound of the inning, Forsythe lined a hip-high slider into left discipline as two runs scored. The ball bounced off the heel of Marwin Gonzalez’s glove, permitting Turner to return residence with no play.
With runners on the corners, Forsythe began for second and Keuchel threw to first. Gurriel’s throw was large, forcing Jose Altuve to return off the bottom, and Forsythe beat the second baseman to the bag as Hernandez scored. Houston challenged the protected name by second base umpire Mark Wegner, which was upheld in a video badessment.
Kershaw retired the facet so as within the first, throwing 9 of 12 pitches for strikes.
Former President George W. Bush has thrown out the ceremonial first pitch earlier than Recreation 5 with father and former President George H.W. Bush on the sphere cheering him on.
The youthful Bush was a former controlling proprietor of the Texas Rangers, however donned an Astros jacket and obtained a pleasant spherical of applause when he stepped on the mound. He then made a pleasant, agency toss to Houston ace Justin Verlander.
The elder Bush, who’s 93 and in a wheelchair, was handed a ball when he got here onto the sphere. The one-time Yale first baseman held it with an ideal grip as the gang cheered.
The 2 talked with Verlander for a few minutes earlier than posing for photos with him. In addition they took pitchers with Astros proprietor Jim Crane and his spouse Whitney.
The 41st president then introduced “Let’s play ball” to the gang as his son stood behind him smiling.
This wasn’t the primary time the 43rd president has thrown out a primary pitch on the World Collection. He famously did it in Recreation Three of the 2001 World Collection in New York when the Yankees performed the Diamondbacks lower than two months after 9/11. That point he wore a black jacket with “FDNY” on the again to honor the firefighters killed within the terrorist badaults.
Houston rapper Travis Scott is predicting a win for the Astros in Recreation 5.
The “Goosebumps” rapper and Kylie Jenner’s beau says: “We’re taking the win. I had a dream that they had been going to win. It is lit.”
Scott has been a giant supporter of the Houston Rockets over the past couple of years and has attended a number of of their video games. He is good buddies with James Harden and even designed a T-shirt that was distributed earlier than one of many workforce’s playoff video games final season.
However on Sunday he was solely enthusiastic about the Astros: “I am the No. 1 Astros fan at this present second on this constructing proper now. It is perhaps loopy.”
And talking of the Rockets, their opponents on Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers, spent a part of their off day taking within the recreation. Star heart Joel Embiid and his teammates crowded across the batting cage earlier than the sport, with half in Dodgers jerseys and the opposite half in Astros orange.
Yuli Gurriel nonetheless has to face the followers in Los Angeles after his racist gesture towards Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish.
The Astros first baseman has had the badist of Houston followers since his response towards Darvish after hitting a house run in Recreation Three on Friday night time. However the collection will probably be again in LA for Recreation 6 on Tuesday night time.
Main League Baseball suspended Gurriel for the primary 5 video games of the 2018 common season, however did not take him out of the World Collection.
“I do not badume I want to speak to him about it, I believe everyone seems to be conscious it should be a tough setting for him,” Astros supervisor A.J. Hinch mentioned earlier than Recreation 5 in Houston. “I do not badume you may persuade 55,000 followers to show the web page as quick as perhaps the 2 groups have. And that goes out of badist for their very own gamers and their very own folks.”
The Cuban-born Gurriel pulled on the corners of his eyes after the homer off Darvish throughout Houston’s 5-Three win in Recreation Three. He additionally used a derogatory Spanish time period in reference to Darvish, who was born in Japan. Gurriel, who performed in Japan in 2014, has apologized for his actions.
Hinch mentioned Gurriel has a very good coronary heart and made a mistake.
“He’ll pay for it,” Hinch mentioned. “And I believe that clearly within the looming suspension to return, but in addition with the response in LA, I am certain will probably be on the aggressive facet.”
Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts says Justin Turner can be at third base if Los Angeles had not been ready to make use of a delegated hitter in Recreation 5.
Roberts put Turner at DH, stored Corey Seager at shortstop, moved Logan Forsythe from second to 3rd and inserted Charlie Culberson at second.
“If it was at Dodger Stadium, sure, he would play,” Roberts says. “It was simply form of weighing his calf versus being snug being the DH, Charlie by no means DH-ing earlier than, Corey would actually moderately play the sphere. I believe in case you put all the pieces in and belief the protection, second base, at third as nicely, so it is kind of a no brainer for me.”
Los Angeles’ 6-2 comeback win in Recreation Four had 15,906,000 viewers on Fox’s three retailers, down 7 p.c from the 17 million who watched Cleveland beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 within the fourth recreation final yr.
Fox mentioned Saturday’s recreation was seen by a median of 15,401,000 on its principal Fox community and 375,000 on Fox Deportes. As well as, a median of 130,500 streamed the sport on Fox Sports activities Go.
Final yr’s fourth recreation was seen by a median of 16.7 million on Fox, 212,000 on Fox Deportes and 88,000 in Fox Sports activities Go.
The Houston Astros are staying with the identical batting order for the third straight World Collection recreation.
Middle fielder George Springer tops the Astros’ order Sunday night time, adopted by third baseman Alex Bregman, second baseman Jose Altuve, shortstop Carlos Correa, first baseman Yuli Gurriel, proper fielder Josh Reddick, designated hitter Evan Gattis, left fielder Marwin Gonzalez and catcher Brian McCann. Left-hander Dallas Keuchel is on the mound.
The Los Angeles Dodgers received 6-2 Saturday night time to even the Collection at two video games apiece.
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