I thought game 2 of The World Series was the best baseball game you ever saw.....( I did ) then there was game 5. HOU 13/ LAD 12 in 10 Innings: WS Game Five Is An All Time Classic
When Houston’s ace Dallas Keuchel was yanked with two outs in the fourth and the Dodgers leading 4-zip last night, the Los Angeles faithful had to feel pretty good about taking a 3-2 lead in the World Series.
Especially considering the man that was on the mound for them was three time Cy Young award winner named Clayton Kershaw who had surrendered just one hit through three and faced the minimum number of batters.But he gave it all back in the fourth when Carlos Correa doubled home Jose Altuve and then, Yuli Guriel followed with a three-run shot to tie the game at four apiece. Geez I thought I'd die!And things were just getting started as over the teams combined for 17 more runs over the next six innings—yeah do the math, we’re going extras.
And while I don’t have time to go over all six of the home runs that followed—setting an all time record homers in a World Series with 22—I will tell you that Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers hit a three-run shot to right to put L.A. up 7-4 in the fifth only to have Jose Altuve match it with a three-run dinger of his own in the bottom of the inning to send the game into the sixth tied at 7 all.
The Astros would build a 12-9 lead over the next three innings taking that three-run lead into the ninth where of course the Astros won, right?
Please… Yasiel Puig hit a two-run shot with one out and then, with two outs, it was Chris Taylor who was down to his final strike before he singled in Austin Barnes to send the game to extras.
But as well as Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had managed his team, he was out of pitchers by the time the 10th rolled around which is why—after pitching the ninth—closer Kenley Jansen was down to fumes in the 10th.
Jansen retired the first two Astros but then, after hitting Brian McCann with a pitch and walking George Springer, he gave up a single to Alex Bregman, who plated the winning run as the Astros won the greatest World Series game five in recent memory, if not ever.