Dodgers leave it late to level World Se­ries

The Dominion Post - - Entertainment | Sport -

Joc Ped­er­son’s three-run shot in the ninth in­ning helped the Los An­ge­les Dodgers to a 6-2 win over the Hous­ton Astros yes­ter­day to level the World Se­ries at two games apiece.

With the teams tied 1-1 en­ter­ing the fi­nal in­ning, the Dodgers got their noses in front through Cody Bellinger’s run-scor­ing sin­gle be­fore a sac­ri­fice fly from Austin Barnes scored an­other.

Ped­er­son then smashed a homer to right field to give the Dodgers a fiverun lead and si­lence the home crowd.

With the Astros down to their fi­nal strike, Alex Breg­man home­red to left but it proved too lit­tle too late as their un­beaten home stretch in the post­sea­son ended at seven games.

Los An­ge­les, who needed Alex Wood to go deep af­ter hav­ing to rely heav­ily on their bullpen while los­ing the pre­vi­ous two games, got ex­actly what they needed from their starter as he al­lowed one hit through 5-2/3 in­nings.

The Dodgers left-han­der was work­ing on a no-hit­ter when Ge­orge Springer opened the scor­ing with a two-out homer in the sixth that ended Woods night. The Dodgers re­sponded an in­ning later when Lo­gan Forsythe hit a run-scor­ing sin­gle to set up a tense fi­nale.

Astros starter Char­lie Mor­ton was also sharp as he al­lowed just three hits over 6-1/3 in­nings.

Game Five of the best-of-seven World Se­ries is sched­uled for to­day in Hous­ton where the Astros will send Dal­las Keuchel to the mound against Dodgers coun­ter­part Clay­ton Ker­shaw.

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