For the second consecutive year, the Fall Classic is going the distance.
Wednesday night in Los Angeles, the Dodgers play host to the American League champion Houston Astros in Game 7 of what has been a magnificent battle — with only the World Series championship on the line.
L.A. managed to scratch two runs across the plate over six innings against Houston ace Justin Verlander on Tuesday night, en route to a 3-1 victory to tie the series at three games each. Manager Dave Roberts made a move which drew boos from the fans in the fifth inning, taking out starting pitcher Rich Hill with the bases loaded to bring in Brandon Morrow. But it turned out to be the right move as Morrow got out of the jam, and the Dodgers bullpen pitched 4.1 innings of scoreless baseball to secure the win.
The smart money says, though, that Wednesday night’s finale should more closely resemble Sunday night’s 13-12 offensive explosion than Tuesday’s 3-1 pitchers’ duel. Yu Darvish gets the ball for L.A., while Lance McCullers Jr. is on the mound for Houston.
Winner take all. This one should be fun.
First pitch is at 8:20 p.m. ET. The game will air on Fox. Joe Buck and John Smoltz have the call. The action can be streamed free with a cable subscription on pc, cell phone, or tablet via Fox Sports Go — which can be downloaded via the iTunes store, and the Google Play store.
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