Game Six of the World Series started out well for the Astros, as George Springer hit a solo homer in the third inning to give Houston the lead. It was a lead that would not last.
The Los Angeles Dodgers scored twice off of Justin Verlander in the sixth inning, and added an insurance run in the seventh to beat the ‘Stros 3 to 1. The World Series is now tied up at three games apiece, with a do-or-die Game Seven tonight in L.A.
Verlander wound up going six innings, giving up two runs on three hits while striking out nine. Of course, he was disappointed in the outcome.
“I feel like I pitched pretty well, and I feel like the National League game dictated I came out a little quicker than I normally would have,” Verlander said after throwing 93 pitches last night.
So a winner take all Game Seven is tonight, and manager AJ Hinch says the 'Stros won't dwell on the Game Six loss; they're coming for the championship.
“We will come as positive as ever ready to play,” Hinch said.
As for Astros fans, well they were hoping for a better ending last night.
“Pretty disappointed. It was awful. What a disappointment,” one fan told KTRH News while he was out in Downtown Houston last night.
But at the same time there are more fans that are hopeful about tonight, and confident, too.
“The Astros are going to win this. Absolutely,” another fan said.
Lance McCullers Jr. starts Game Seven tonight against LA's Yu Darvish. First pitch at 7:20 and coverage starts at 5 on Sports Talk 790.