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The Dodgers Defeat the Astros And Force Game 7 Of The World Series

Oct 31, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros in the 7th inning in game six of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers and the Astros will play Game 7 on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium! What an intense game it was on Tuesday, but ultimately the Dodgers came out on top with a final score of 3-1. Let’s take a look at how it all went down!

Rich Hill and Justin Verlander were both phenomenal to begin the game. The Astros got on the board first in the top of the 3rd inning thanks to a George Springer solo home run. Hill would end up giving up four hits, but would be pulled after just 4.2 innings.

With Justin Verlander on the mound in the World Series, a one-run lead can feel like a ten-run lead. Luckily, the Dodgers’ bats were ready to battle till the end. The bottom of the 6th inning began with Austin Barnes hitting a single and Chase Utley getting hit by a pitch. Chris Taylor followed with a double to tie the game and Corey Seager hit a sacrifice fly to put the Dodgers in the lead, 2-1!

But that wasn’t it for the Dodgers. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Joc Pederson came up with nobody on base and hit a home run over the left field wall! If you get emotional watching Pederson round the bases, it’s okay. You’re not alone.

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Something to note, however, is that the first five batters in the Dodgers’ lineup went just 2-17. Hopefully their bats are able to come alive in Game 7 because that’s when it will count!

The Dodgers’ bullpen was incredible. Brandon Morrow, Tony Watson, Kenta Maeda, and Kenley Jansen combined for 4.1 innings of work and allowed just two hits total. Jansen alone pitched two innings and 19 pitches, 18 of which were strikes.

Yu Darvish will get the start on Wednesday, though Alex Wood and Clayton Kershaw will both be available. In Darvish’s last start against the Astros, he went less than two innings and gave up four runs on six hits. It’s a good feeling knowing that the Dodgers have such high-caliber pitchers ready to go should Darvish struggle early.

Alright everybody, the time has come. This World Series has been an emotional roller-coaster and it is finally coming to an end. What are your predictions for Game 7? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by Alex Perez

Whittier College Alumnus.
Editor In Chief of Dodgers Nation.
Lifelong Dodgers fan.

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  1. I am so proud of my favorite team. I love my favorite pitcher Richard Hill. Pedersen, Taylor, Barnes, Turner, and Puig took care of business last night. 🙂 Go Los Angeles Dodgers, you got this.:)

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