World Series: Dodgers, Astros Put On Instant Classic in Game Five

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 29: Alex Bregman
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 29: Alex Bregman /

World Series game five included five home runs from Astros and multiple lead changes. Baseball fans deserved this instant classic.

Over this past decade, there have been numerous great games played in the World Series. From David Freese‘s heroics in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series to the Cubs thrilling win over the Indians in Game 7 of last year’s Fall Classic. This decade has seen some memorable games.

Baseball fans may have seen another instant classic on Sunday night. The Houston Astros were able to overcome two three-run deficits to win a slugfest with the Los Angeles Dodgers in extra innings 13-12. The Astros are just one game away from winning their first World Championship in team history.

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Houston hit a World Series record five home runs in their victory over the Los Angeles. After trailing 4-1, Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run home run to tie the game. The Dodgers would go back on top with a three-run home run from Cody Bellinger. However, the Astros refused to stay down as American League MVP candidate Jose Altuve tied the game again with a three-run home run.

There has been controversy made recently about the baseballs being slicker, and Sunday’s night game didn’t do anything to quell those rumblings. So far this World Series has seen 22 home runs hit combined by the Dodgers and Astros.

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Alex Bregman would eventually win the five-hour 17 minute marathon for the Astros with a walk-off single. The Astros are just one game away from ending what has become a memorable World Series. Houston started rebuilding in 2013 and four years later, they’re on the verge on capturing their first World Championship. Thanks to an instant classic on Sunday, this Astros team won’t be forgotten for a very long time.