The Dodgers squared off against the Astros on Tuesday for Game 1 of the 2017 World Series. As expected, it was an absolute nail biter from start to finish!
Los Angeles got on the board first thanks to a Chris Taylor leadoff home run in the bottom of the first! He is now the third Dodger in postseason history to hit a leadoff home run.
The Astros would tie the game in the top of the fourth inning with a solo home run off the bat of Alex Bregman. That would be really the only blemish on Clayton Kershaw’s night. Kershaw gave up just three hits and struck out eleven batters in his seven innings of work! He is also just the second pitcher in World Series history to have no walks and eleven strikeouts in a game.
Chris Taylor would work a two-out walk in the bottom of the sixth inning, giving Justin Turner a chance to drive him in. Guess what? He did just that! Justin Turner, becoming known as Red October, hit a two-run home run to put the Dodgers up 3-1!
Before we move onto the Dodgers’ bullpen, let’s talk about Corey Seager’s phenomenal game at the plate! Seager went 2-3 with two singles in Game 1 of the World Series. He also looked solid defensively, outside of a ground ball that he bobbled trying to turn two in the top of the 7th inning. Since he was out for the entire NLCS dealing with a back injury, it’s reassuring to see him have success! As for the rest of the Dodgers lineup in Game 1, Kiké Hernandez and Austin Barnes each went 1-3 and Cody Bellinger, Yasiel Puig, and Logan Forsythe went hitless.
Brandon Morrow and Kenley Jansen each put in a inning of work and were absolutely dominant. Neither reliever gave up a hit, securing the Dodgers’ 3-1 victory over the Astros!
Los Angeles will face Houston in Game 2 of the World Series on Tuesday at 5:09 p.m. PT at Dodger Stadium. Will you be there? Let us know in the comments below!
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