Dodgers 6, Astros 2 | Series is tied, 2-2: Cody Bellinger Breaks Through, Leading the Dodgers Past the Astros

The Dodgers battered the Astros’ bullpen in the ninth inning on Saturday night, with Bellinger delivering a double off closer Ken Giles to put Los Angeles ahead, 2-1. And after a sacrifice fly by Austin Barnes made it 3-1, Joc Pederson blasted a three-run homer off Joe Musgrove to end any suspense. The Astros managed only two hits all night — solo homers by George Springer with two outs in the sixth and by Alex Bregman with two outs in the ninth.


Joc Pederson after hitting a three-run homer in the ninth inning to all but assure the Dodgers’ victory in Game 4 of the World Series.

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The late Dodgers outburst came after an unlikely pitcher’s duel between the teams’ No. 4 starters, Alex Wood of the Dodgers and Charlie Morton of the Astros. Wood carried a no-hitter into the sixth on Saturday, when Springer produced the game’s first run with his homer. Morton was only slightly less flawless, facing the minimum number of batters through five innings.

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