Dodgers Explode In 9th Inning, Defeat Astros 6-2

The Los Angeles Dodgers have evened the World Series at 2-1. In a pitchers' duel, the Dodgers gutted out a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros thanks to five runs in the top of the ninth inning.

The Astros trotted out Ken Giles and Joe Musgrove in the top of the ninth inning, but they struggled. By the end of the frame, five runs had scored and the Dodgers had a win locked up.

Cody Bellinger drove in a run with the single to give the Dodgers the lead, Austin Barnes hit a sac fly and then Joc Pederson belted a 3-run bomb to put the game out of reach. The Bellinger double and Pederson homer are embedded below. 

The Astros had two hits all game, both home runs. George Springer hit one in the 6th and Alex Bregman had one in the bottom of the 9th. 

Both starters were great. Alex Wood walked two batters, but the only hit he allowed was the solo shot in 5.2 innings of work. Charlie Morton struck out seven batters, allowing three hits and one run in 6.1 innings of work. Kenley Jensen shut the door for the Dodgers in the 9th. 

Game 5 is tomorrow, in Houston. First pitch is set for 8:20 p.m. ET time. Clayson Kershaw will take the mound for the Dodgers, with Dallas Keuchel up for the Astros. 

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