Astros edge LA in epic to seize World Se­ries lead

The Nation - - SPORT -

It is be­ing hailed as one of the great base­ball matches and when it fi­nally ended af­ter five hours and 17 min­utes yes­ter­day (Thai­land time), Hous­ton had edged to within one vic­tory of their first World Se­ries crown.

Alex Breg­man sin­gled home Derek Fisher with the win­ning run in the 10th in­ning as the Astros won a ten­sion­packed thriller 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the first-to-four fi­nal se­ries.

The game saw dra­matic swings. The Dodgers shot to an early 4-0 lead, the Astros fought back to level, the Dodgers went 7-4 up, Hous­ton lev­elled again … and then took a 12-9 lead, only for LA to equalise on the third out in the 9th in­ning (like a last-kick equaliser in foot­ball) to force over­time.

They can claim the crown by win­ning game six in Los An­ge­les to­mor­row (7am Thai­land time).

The Dodgers, seek­ing a sev­enth cham­pi­onship and their first since 1988, must win to force a win­ner-take-all sev­enth game the fol­low­ing day.

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