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A game-by-game look at the 2017 World Se­ries be­tween the Los An­ge­les Dodgers and Hous­ton Astros:

Game 1

Dodgers 3, Astros 1

Site: Los An­ge­les With the tem­per­a­ture at first pitch a World Se­ries-record 103 de­grees, all four runs come as a re­sult of home runs off starters Clay­ton Ker­shaw and Dal­las Keuchel. Keuchel is cruis­ing along through the first five in­nings, but after get­ting the first two bat­ters in the sixth in­ning, he is­sues his first walk of the game — to Chris Tay­lor — and then leaves a cut fast­ball up and on the inside part of the plate to Justin Turner, who de­posits it into the seats in left cen­ter to put L.A. up 3-1. Ker­shaw’s 11 strike­outs are the most by a Dodgers World Se­ries starter since Sandy Ko­ufax in 1965. It is the quick­est World Se­ries game since 1992 at 2 hours, 28 min­utes. Quotable: “This was a spe­cial night to Clay­ton. The depth of the slider, the fast­ball com­mand, the back-door cut­ter, the curve­ball. Tonight was one of those nights, I think, the first time in a while where we’ve seen all three of his pitches synced up.” — Dodgers man­ager Dave Roberts.

Game 2

Astros 7, Dodgers 6 (11 in­nings)

Site: Los An­ge­les The 4-hour, 19-minute game sees 54,293 fans at Dodger Sta­dium stay un­til the end, as Ge­orge Springer’s two-run homer in the top of the 11th proves de­ci­sive in a slugfest that in­cludes a record eight home runs. Hous­ton trails 3-1 en­ter­ing the eighth in­ning fac­ing a dom­i­nant Dodger bullpen that has pitched 28 con­sec­u­tive score­less in­nings in the post­sea­son. How­ever, Car­los Cor­rea’s RBI sin­gle and Mar­win Gon­za­lez’s solo homer off closer Ken­ley Jansen force ex­tra in­nings. With Josh Fields tak­ing over for Jansen in the 10th, Jose Al­tuve and Cor­rea hit back-to­back home runs in the top of the 10th in­ning to put the Astros in front. Yet Yasiel Puig hits a lead­off homer in the bot­tom of the 10th and the Dodgers tie the score on a two-out RBI sin­gle by En­rique Her­nan­dez off closer Ken Giles. But in the 11th — with vet­eran Bran­don McCarthy pitch­ing for the first time since Oct. 1 and mak­ing his first ca­reer ap­pear­ance in the post­sea­son — Springer con­nects and Hous­ton hangs on. Quotable: “I’ve been part of some pretty ex­cit­ing games, but with all that this one en­tailed to be in the World Se­ries and to be down a game, the roller coaster of emo­tion. ... This is an in­stant clas­sic, and to be able to be part of it is pretty spe­cial.” — Astros Game 2 starter Justin Ver­lan­der, who gives up three earned runs in six in­nings.

Game 3

Astros 5, Dodgers 3

Site: Hous­ton The Astros pum­mel Yu Darvish for four runs in the sec­ond in­ning in what be­comes the short­est out­ing of Darvish’s ma­jor league ca­reer. Yuli Gur­riel homers while Gon­za­lez and Brian McCann have RBI sin­gles in the big in­ning. Lance McCullers tosses five solid in­nings be­fore Brad Pea­cock comes on in re­lief in the sixth and al­lows two in­her­ited run­ners to score. But Pea­cock blanks the Dodgers for

the fi­nal 32⁄ in­nings to close out 3 the win. Dur­ing the game, Gur­riel is caught on the tele­vi­sion broad­cast mak­ing a slant-eyes ges­ture after his homer off Darvish. He also ut­ters the word “chinito,” a slang term for “lit­tle Chi­nese guy,” in ref­er­ence to the Ja­panese-born Darvish. Ma­jor League Base­ball sus­pends him for five games at the start of next sea­son.

Quotable: “No one is per­fect. That in­cludes both you and I. What he had done to­day isn’t right, but I be­lieve we should put our ef­fort into learn­ing rather than to ac­cuse him. If we can take some­thing from this, that is a gi­ant step for mankind.” — Darvish on Gur­riel’s ges­ture.

Game 4

Dodgers 6, Astros 2 (10 in­nings)

Site: Hous­ton Cody Bellinger snaps out of his hit­less World Se­ries slump with two dou­bles as the Dodgers score five runs in the ninth in­ning. The Dodgers’ Alex Wood car­ries a no-hit bid into the sixth, and Astros starter Char­lie Mor­ton pitches score­less ball into the sev­enth. Bellinger dou­bles with one out in the sev­enth off Mor­ton and scores on Lo­gan Forsythe’s sin­gle. Then with the score tied in the ninth, Giles al- lows a lead­off sin­gle to Corey Sea­ger and walks Turner be­fore Bellinger’s op­po­site-field dou­ble brings home the go-ahead run. Joc Ped­er­son’s three-run homer off Joe Mus­grove with two outs puts the game away.

Quotable: “I didn’t do my job. Plain and sim­ple. I let my team down.” — Giles.

Game 5

Astros 13, Dodgers 12 (10 in­nings)

Site: Hous­ton The Dodgers and Astros trade hay­mak­ers like a pair of heavy­weights un­til Alex Breg­man drives home pinch-run­ner Derek Fisher from sec­ond base on a two-out sin­gle off Jansen to pro­vide the win­ning run in the bot­tom of the 10th to fi­nally end the game after 5 hours, 17 min­utes. With Ker­shaw on the mound, the Dodgers jump out to a four-run lead, only to have Gur­riel tie it in the fourth with a three-run homer. Bellinger un­ties it with a three-run shot in the top of the fifth, only to have Al­tuve tie it back up again with a frenzy-in­duc­ing three-run homer in the bot­tom of the in­ning. Hous­ton turns an 8-7 deficit into an 11-8 lead in the sev­enth thanks to homers from Springer and Cor­rea. But the Hous­ton bullpen al­lows Puig to

hit a two-run homer and Tay­lor’s RBI sin­gle to tie the score at 12 and set up Breg­man’s gamewin­ner. The seven home runs raise the World Se­ries to­tal to a record 22.

Quotable: “It’s the great­est game I’ve ever been part of. The great­est game I ever watched. You’re watch­ing it, and you’re think­ing, ‘ God dang, this is crazy watch­ing it.’ It’s some­thing I’ve never seen, and I’m not sure I want to see again.” — Astros pitcher Pea­cock. Game 6

Dodgers 3, Astros 1

Site: Los An­ge­les Ver­lan­der takes a 1-0 lead into the sixth in­ning, but Austin Barnes hits a lead­off sin­gle and Ver­lan­der hits Chase Ut­ley be­fore a Tay­lor dou­ble plates Barnes and a Sea­ger fly ball to the warn­ing track scores Ut­ley. The Astros’ run comes on Springer’s homer off Rich Hill, but McCann sin­gles and Gon­za­lez dou­bles to give the Astros a threat in the top of the fifth. Hill strikes out Josh Red­dick and Ver­lan­der, then in­ten­tion­ally walks Springer. Re­liever Bran­don Mor­row gets Breg­man to ground weakly to short­stop to end the in­ning. The Dodger Sta­dium crowd boos Gur­riel re­lent­lessly and gets hys­ter­i­cal as Ped­er­son’s sev­enth-in­ning homer off Mus­grove gives the Dodgers an in­sur­ance run. Ped­er­son runs around the bases and flashes the money sign to team­mates, yelling “pay me.”

Quotable: “I think (a Game 7) seems fit­ting. You’ve got the two best teams in base­ball go­ing head to head. Th­ese two teams mir­ror one another. The com­pete and fight in both teams is the most im­por­tant thing I see as sim­i­lar­i­ties.” — Roberts. Game 7

Dodgers 5, Astros 1

Site: Los An­ge­les Hous­ton wins its first ti­tle as Springer sets World Se­ries records by home­r­ing in four con­sec­u­tive games and tal­ly­ing 29 to­tal bases to be­come the third player in big-league his­tory to hit five home runs in a sin­gle World Se­ries. Springer, the Se­ries MVP, opens the Astros’ first-in­ning rally with a dou­ble down the left-field line. A throw­ing er­ror by Bellinger scores him and puts Breg­man on sec­ond base. Breg­man steals third, then scores on an Al­tuve ground out to give Hous­ton a 2-0 lead. An in­ning later, after a McCullers ground out scored McCann from third base, Springer hits his fifth home run of the se­ries to end Darvish’s night and put the Astros ahead 5-0. A se­ries of Hous­ton re­liev­ers keeps the Dodgers of­fense at bay. Los An­ge­les gets mul­ti­ple run­ners on base in the first, sec­ond, third and fifth in­nings but can’t score.

Quotable: “I can’t stop cry­ing be­cause it’s been heart­break ev­ery time. I kept wait­ing for the other shoe to drop, and it didn’t. I was born in Hous­ton, was a bat­boy for the club, and I know the DNA of this city and this club. Th­ese are tears of joy. We did it, we re­ally did it.” — Reid Ryan, son of Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, and Astros pres­i­dent of business op­er­a­tions. Con­tribut­ing: Steve Gard­ner, Ted Berg, Bob Night­en­gale


World Se­ries MVP Ge­orge Springer hit five home runs and to­taled 29 bases against the Dodgers.


The Astros, whose first sea­son as an MLB fran­chise was in 1962 when they were the Colt .45s, cel­e­brate their first World Se­ries ti­tle.

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