Nats blast 'Stros; take 2-0 lead in World Series


The Houston Astros now have their backs against the wall as the World Series shifts to Washington.

The Nats played Home Run Derby, going deep three times in a 12 to 3 win over the 'Stros at Minute Maid Park to take a 2-0 lead in the World Series.

Justin Verlander have up two runs in the first inning, but Alex Bregman tied it in the bottom of the first with a two-run homer to give the fans some hope.

But it all crashed down in the seventh inning, when Washington scored six times. Verlander gave up four runs in his six innings of work, and says the Astros know that no one is going to feel pity for them.

"We didn't play our best baseball. We don't have time to feel bad about ourselves," Verlander stated.

A.J. Hinch din't mince words, either. He says Washington came to Houston and took care of business.

"They came into our building and played two really good games," Hinch said.

Callers to the 10th Inning Show on Sports Talk 790 were, at the same time, upset and hopeful.

"Where is that fight? They fought the Yankees. Where's that heart? Where's that fire," one caller asked host Michael Connor.

Another tried to look at the situation positively.

"I've seen them come back from devastation. They are going to win it," the caller predicted.

Game Three is set for Friday night in Washington with Zack Greinke on the mound for the Astros. First pitch is at 7:07. On Deck starts at 5 on Sports Talk 790. KTRH joins the coverage at 7.

World Series - Washington Nationals v Houston Astros - Game Two

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