The Astros knew winning the first game of the World Series against Clayton Kershaw in Los Angeles was going to be tough. Unfortunately, that’s exactly how it played out.
The final was 3-1 as the Astros managed just one run against Kershaw in seven innings. Losing pitcher Dallas Keuchel gave up all three runs on a pair of homers, and tipped his cap to Kershaw.
“Kershaw has won multiple Cy Youngs for a reason,” Keuchel told reporters after the game.
Alex Bregman's solo homer in the fourth was the Astros only run, and that tied the game at 1-1 after Chris Taylor’s first inning home run off of Keuchel. But, Justin Turner's two-run homer two innings later was the difference.
“I didn’t think it was gone. It carried a little bit,” manager A.J. Hinch said.
Everywhere you went around town the game was on TV, and one bar manager told our TV partner Channel 2 the World Series might bring them more business than the Super Bowl did.
"You get seven games in a series if they stretch it out," said manager Andrew Coulter. "Those days actually equal and it will turn out to be a better revenue dollar."
Game Two is tonight with Justin Verlander on the mound. First pitch after seven o’clock; coverage on Sports Talk 790 starts at 5.