Astros down Dodgers 13-12 to take World Series Game 5 slugfest
The Houston Astros won a wild Game 5 of the World Series 13-12 to take a three-games-to two-lead in the best-of-seven series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The win, which came in the 10th inning, puts the Astros just one victory away from the franchise’s first-ever World Series Championship.
The 2017 World Series remained a virtual home run derby, with the two teams combining for seven more homers in Game 5. The Astros and Dodgers have now hit 22 home runs in the series, breaking the record set in 2002 for most long balls ever in a World Series.
Former US Presidents George H.W. Bush and son George W. Bush were in attendance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Historically, when a World Series has been tied after 4 games, the winner of Game 5 has gone on to win the championship 67% of the time. The World Series resumes with Game 6 Tuesday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
By Kevin Dotson