Because no lead was safe on Wednesday, many fans were undoubtedly holding their breath in the bottom of the 11th. It was merited: Charlie Culberson hit a solo home run off Astros reliever Chris Devenski, trimming Houston’s lead to one run.
But Devenski struck out Puig to complete the victory after 4 hours 19 minutes, handing the Dodgers just their second loss of this postseason.
“It was probably as nerve-racking as it was in the stands as for everybody else,” Springer said. “When the last out is made you finally breathe.”
Two games may be a small sample size, yet one conclusion can be drawn in this series: These are two well-matched teams that have the potential to play more dramatic games like Game 2. Even the calmest of fans would have had trouble watching Wednesday’s game without fraying some nerves.
“Two teams that competed for 27 outs,” Dodgers Manager…