Tonight the Los Angeles Dodgers are in the game of their season. It’s Game 6 of the 2017 World Series and the Houston Astros lead the series 3-2. One more game and they win the World Series.
The Dodgers will do everything they can to force a Game 7 and a chance to win the title. Cody Bellinger has found his groove at the plate and was instrumental in forcing a Game 5. Corey Seager, who had missed the NLCS due to injury, is swinging the bat well — .250 during the World Series, but .375 at home.
All throughout the Postseason someone different has stepped up to get a critical hit or make an incredible, run-saving play in the field.
In Game 5 we saw both teams make come backs to force the game to 10 innings. Between the two teams 25 runs were scored, nine of them from 3-run homeruns. Yuli Gurriel had one in the bottom of the 4th inning, Bellinger hit one for the Dodgers in the top of the 5th inning, Jose Altuve got one in the bottom of the 5th.
This World Series has set a record for home runs: 22 so far and there is still at least one more game to play.
After Game 5 Astros manager A.J. Hinch told the media, “It’s hard to put into words all the twists and turns in that game. These are just two really good teams, just throwing haymakers at each other trying to outlast each other.”
Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts said, “I think this whole series has been an emotional roller coaster. It’s the two best teams playing for a championship. And these are two teams that play 27 outs.”
Baseball fans will get more of the same tonight when Game 6 gets under way. The Dodgers have Rich Hill starting and the Astros will send Justin Verlander to the mound. Will the Dodgers keep their season alive, or will the Astros win the first World Series in franchise history?
Let’s play ball.
Below are Claudia Gestro’s reports from the series, sponsored by the Bucket List Adventure Club.
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UPDATE: The Dodgers won Game 6, 3-1, with an RBI double by Chris Taylor, a sacrifice fly by Corey Seager and then a solo home run by Joc Pederson.
Both teams had good pitching, with Rich Hill giving up a solo home run to George Springer. Astros starter Justin Verlander accounted for all three of the runs scored by the Dodgers. It was his first loss since joining the Astros August 31.
Tony Watson got the win and Kenley Jansen recorded a six-out save.
Photos by Claudia Gestro
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