Update – 10:40 PM
In the bottom of the tenth inning Alex Bregman would hit the walk off single with runners on first and second. Derek Fisher would score from second to give the Astros their third win in the Series.
The Dodgers slowly chipped away at Houston’s lead through the eighth and ninth inning before Chris Taylor tied Game 5 at 12 in the top of the ninth on a pitch low and out of the strike zone. Austin Barnes came to score on the single to tie up the game. Kenley Jansen would give up a double with two outs, but worked his way out of trouble in the bottom of the ninth.
Los Angeles was back in the game because of a two run homerun into the Crawford Boxes in left field by Yasiel Puig that just snuck into the first row of seats. Puig’s two run shot energized the Dodgers while demoralizing Houston.
Brad Peacock struggled against the first three hitters he faced in the fifth game of the 2017 World Series. The 29-year old pitcher paid for it when Cody Bellinger hit a bases clearing triple to give Los Angeles an 8-7 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning.
Bellinger’s triple occurred when Springer dove for the line drive, instead of standing up and keeping the ball in front of him, which led to the ball bouncing over the center fielder and towards the wall. As the ball bounced to the wall Enrique Hernandez sprinted around the bases to score from first base; while Bellinger slid into third base safely. The triple could have scored more runs but Dave Roberts had Hernandez bunt which led to Justin Turner being caught at third after the ball was bunted straight back to Peacock.
Peacock would get out of the inning with a strikeout and a soft fly ball to center field. But the damage wouldn’t be too costly as Springer would hammer a hanging breaking ball off of the glass wall in left center field above the railroad track.
Jose Altuve would give the Astros a lead when he’d slam a double into the gap in left-center field. Bregman would score from first on the double because of how deep the gap is Minute Maid Park. Altuve would then advance to third base on a wild pitch with no outs; the third basemen would be knocked in by Carlos Correa when he hit a long looping fly ball into the Crawford Boxes in left field to extend the Astros lead to three.
Relief pitcher Brandon Morrow would get pulled without getting any outs in the seventh inning, it was the third straight night he’d pitched.
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