Late home runs power Houston, but Dodgers rally back to tie Game 2
Los Angeles–Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa both homered off of Josh Fields in the top of the 10th inning and the Houston Astros were tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-5 on Wednesday after 10 innings in Game 2 of the World Series.
Yasiel Puig homered to left in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Dodgers tied the game when Enrique Hernandez singled to score Logan Forsythe from second base.
The Dodgers led 3-1 after six innings after a two-run home run by Corey Seager. But the Astros caught fire in the late innings as Correa singled to score Alex Bregman in the eighth inning and Marwin Gonzalez homered in the top of the ninth to tie the game 3-3.
Bregman’s RBI single gave Houston a 1-0 lead in the third inning before Joc Pederson homered in the fifth to tie the game.
Houston starter Justin Verlander went six innings, allowing two runs on three hits with five strikeouts. Rich Hill started for the Dodgers and went four innings, allowing a run on three hits with seven strikeouts.
Correa led Houston with three hits and had two RBI. Bregman and George Springer each had two hits.
The Dodgers had just six hits, but three of them were home runs including two off of Verlander.
Game 3 is Friday in Houston. Yu Darvish will take the mound for Los Angeles against Houston’s Lance McCullers Jr.
First pitch is scheduled for 8:09 p.m.