How the Astros Won World Series Game 7, Inning by Inning

Bregman had advanced to second on the error, and he showed some aggressiveness by stealing third. The move paid off, as he was able to score on a groundout by Jose Altuve, making it 2-0.

Darvish, who lasted just five outs in his Game 3 start, was able to get out of the inning by retiring Carlos Correa on a grounder to first and winning a 13-pitch battle with Yulieski Gurriel, who flew out to right. It could be another short night for Darvish if he does not improve considerably in the second inning.

Waldstein: All that pumping up by the fans, the P.A. and the Dodger players came to a crashing thud when the Astros plated a run before there was an out. A lot of people expect to see Clayton Kershaw come into the game early.

I spoke to Mark Teixeira on the field before the game and he had an interesting point. He thinks Kershaw was only so-so in Game 5 and if he gets into this game it will be the third time the Astros have seen him. Too risky. Teixeira also thought Darvish was rusty from a long layoff before game 2 and should be sharper tonight. Someone, maybe Kershaw, was jogging around and loosening up in the bullpen in the first inning, and at one point Darvish looked up…

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