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Phillies mount five-run comeback, win Game 1 of World Series in extra innings

ByStaff Report

Oct 29, 2022
JT Realmuto swings the bat

Photo courtesy of Jerome Miron | USA Today Sports

The improbable remains possible.

Sound the alarm in Philadelphia as the Phillies took Game 1 of the 2022 World Series, coming back down 5-0 to win 6-5 in a 10-inning thriller.

By the third inning, the game appeared over. The Houston Astros got the jump on Philadelphia thanks to two home runs and four RBI from outfielder Kyle Tucker.

Starting pitcher Justin Verlander was dealing after three perfect innings but when the game got to the midway point, the tides turned dramatically.

A single from Rhys Hoskins in the top of the fourth opened the door for the Phillies to get momentum on their side, and the team took advantage quickly as Bryce Harper followed up with a single of his own to move Hoskins to third. A Nick Castellanos single and Alec Bohm double later and it was a game again with the score 5-3.

An inning later, J.T, Realmuto tied the game with a double, driving in Kyle Schwarber and Brandon Marsh.

With no scoring over the next three innings, the Astros nearly took the game on a walk-off after Jose Altuvé walked and stole second base to get into scoring position. ALCS MVP Jeremy Peña came to the plate at the perfect time seemingly and what appeared to be a bloop hit into “No Man’s Land” turned into a highlight defensive play from Castellanos as he made a diving catch to force extra innings.

With a chance to steal Game 1 after a massive deficit, Realmuto came to the plate and delivered in dramatic fashion.

Despite a pair of Astros getting on base in the bottom of the 10th, RHP David Robertson kept his cool and got Aledmys Diaz to ground out, sealing Game 1 for the Phillies.

Game 2 gets going tomorrow back at Minute Maid Park. The game is scheduled for 8:03 p.m. ET and can be watched on FOX.