Astros will have to win a Game Seven to claim title after 7-2 Game 6 loss

The Astros can't get away from the 'Baby Shark' song, or Anthony Rendon of the Washington Nationals.

The Richmond native who played his college ball at Rice homered and drove in five runs as the Nats tied the World Series at 3-3 with a 7 to 2 win over the 'Stros.

The loss is particularly painful, as the Astros got to Stephen Strasburg for a pair of first inning runs, including a long homer from Alex Bregman that wend deep into the Crawford Boxes.

But the Nats chipped away, took the lead for good in the fifth, and Strasburg made it stand up by allowing just those two runs on five hits in 8 1/3 innings.

On the other side, Justin Verlander's World Series struggles were a factor again. JV lasted five innings, allowing three runs on five hits, giving up a pair of homers and striking out just three.

This sets up a winner take all Game Seven at Minute Maid Park tonight, and manager A.J. Hinch said this is why the Astros worked so hard for home field advantage, even though the home team has yet to win a game in this series.

"We got a great opportunity to play a home game. It may not be how we drew it up, but it doesn't take away the opportunity," Hinch said.

Carlos Correa knows exactly what's on the line tonight.

"We gotta leave it all on the field. You either go home as a champion or you go home as a loser," Correa stated.

Callers to the 10th Inning Show on Sports Talk 790 gave the Nats credit.

"You better not take these people lightly. They have a good team," one caller said.

Another caller told hosts Michael Connor and Chris Gordy it will come down to who wants it more.

"It comes down to who wants it the most," that caller stated.

Zack Greinke gets the start for the Astros. Max Scherzer, who was scratched from a Game Five start over the weekend, goes for Washington.

Pre-game coverage on Sports Talk 790 will get underway with On Deck at 5pm. KTRH joins the coverage at 6. First pitch is at 7:07 exclusively on KTRH tonight (Rockets-Wizards will be on 790).

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