by: Carter Caldwell
The ongoing World Series between The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers is currently a toss up between the two teams, after the Astros won their first World Series game. The game, which encompassed a total of 11 innings, was quite eventful: during the game, a fire caught on hills near the stadium, a drunken fan attempted to get into the Dodger bullpen, second-base umpire Laz Diaz obstructed a runner from getting on base, and more homeruns were hit between the two teams than ever before.
For the Astros, who went into the game having lost the night before, started the game batting, but were unable to score despite the fact that Dodger’s pitcher Rich Hill walked their first runner (George Springer) and then struggled to find his footing. When the time came, Astro’s pitcher Justin Verlander struck out three batters in a row, proving his title as the MVP of the ALCS. After a similar second inning, the Astros managed to slowly play small ball to get Josh Reddick the first run of the game. This was quickly matched by Los Angeles in the 5th and 6th innings, when they scored an unanswered 3 runs total.
The Astros managed to score a run in both the 8th and 9th innings, and when the Dodgers failed to score in the bottom of the ninth the game went into extra innings. During the 10th inning, each team managed to score two runs, and at the top of the eleventh, Houston managed to repeat this accomplishment, putting the score at 7-5 Astros. Houston was unable to answer the two runs, instead only putting up one. The 2017 World Series will continue on 27 October in Houston.