Bellinger hit wakes up Dodgers

LA ral­lies late in Game 4 to pull even in Se­ries at 2-all

The Arizona Republic - - Azcentral Sports -

HOUS­TON - Cody Bellinger pulled into sec­ond base with his first World Se­ries hit and said: “It’s a mir­a­cle!”

With the Dodgers three in­nings from fall­ing into a deep deficit, the rookie slug­ger sparked a late come­back that stopped the Hous­ton Astros’ surge.

Hit­less in 13 at-bats, Bellinger dou­bled and scored the ty­ing run in the sev­enth in­ning, then dou­bled home the goa­head run off strug­gling closer Ken Giles in a five-run ninth that lifted Los An­ge­les to a 6-2 win Satur­day night and tied the Se­ries at two games apiece.

“Re­lief, for sure,” Bellinger said. “I think ev­ery­one knows I was strug­gling.”

Ge­orge Springer put the Astros ahead with a two-out homer in the sixth, the first hit off Los An­ge­les starter Alex Wood. The crowd at Minute Maid Park, where the Astros had been 7-0 this post­sea­son, was revved up in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the Astros hav­ing a chance to win the first title in their 56-sea­son his­tory on Sun­day.

In­stead, the Se­ries will go back to Los An­ge­les no mat­ter what. Clay­ton Ker-

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RON­ALD BLUM

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