Astros 13, Dodgers 12, 10 innings | Houston leads series, 3-2: Astros Down the Dodgers in a Dramatic and Dizzying Slugfest

Then it was the Dodgers’ turn, rallying for three runs to tie it in the ninth inning, the last of which came on Chris Taylor’s two-out, two-strike single that scored Austin Barnes.

But it was the Astros who had the last word in the 10th inning, and while their clubhouse was a mixture of exhaustion and elation afterward, the Dodgers were resolute.

“This is not going to be finished on Tuesday,” said Los Angeles outfielder Yasiel Puig. “There is going to be a Game 7.”

In a World Series that has come to be defined by the unpredictable and unexpected, it was only fitting that one night, after a lights-out pitchers’ duel between the heretofore unremarkable Alex Wood and Charlie Morton, a slugfest would unfold that sent the Cy Young Award winners Clayton Kershaw and Dallas Keuchel to early exits.

And Puig’s two-run homer off Chris Devenski in the ninth inning, which brought the Dodgers within 12-11, was the 22nd of the Series, breaking the previous record, set in 2002 by the San Francisco Giants and the Anaheim Angels over seven games.


Jose Altuve hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning.

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