The World Series is tied at two games apiece, with the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies delivering nothing but hay. The last two games have seen the Phillies crush Houston under a homerun barrage, and the Astros responded by twirling a combined no-hitter.
In Game 5, someone will take a crucial 3-2 lead. The Astros will become aces Justin Verlander, still looking for the first World Series victory of his career. Phillies choose to begin midseason trade acquisition Noah Syndergaard, probably with a heavy dose of bullpen.
The Astros’ no-hit Wednesday night guaranteed the series would return to Houston on Saturday, with at least six games needed to crown a champion. Three of the last four World Series have ended in Houston, and the one that didn’t end was the 2020 Fall Classic neutral venue in Arlington, Texas. The Phillies took a defiant tone after the no-no, saying they were moving on. Asked about dubious feat, cheerleader and clubhouse leader Kyle Schwarber told reporters, “I don’t really give *** anything. Guess we’ll be in the history books.”
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