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Astros win Game 2, even World Series 1-1

ByStaff Contributions

Oct 30, 2022
Astros celebrate a win

Photo courtesy of Houston Astros Social

Early lead? No problems in Houston this time.

The Astros evened the World Series Saturday night with a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Houston ace Framber Valdez led the way for the team to score the Game 2 victory after throwing 6 1/3 innings, striking out nine and only surrendering one run. Relief pitchers Rafael Montero and Ryan Pressly closed the door with 2 2/3 innings of shutout baseball, sending the Fall Classic to the City of Brotherly Love tied.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Astros had a 5-0 lead, just like Game 1 and it appeared the Phillies had Houston right where they wanted them. However, Philadelphia could only muster two runs as no single batter could put together a multi-hit day. It also didn’t help that ace Zack Wheeler surrendered three runs in the first inning to put the Phillies in a hole.

Alex Bregman’s two-run home run in the fifth put the game away inside Minute Maid Park, giving the Astros just their second World Series game win inside their home ballpark in the last seven games.

Back in 2019, the Washington Nationals won all four games inside Minute Maid Park and the Atlanta Braves took two in H-town, including the title-clinching Game 6 win.

Game 3 rolls on Halloween night Monday with Lance McCullers Jr. scheduled to go for the Astros while Noah Syndergaard gets the nod for the Phillies. The game is scheduled for an 8:03 p.m. ET first pitch.