November 22, 2022

Oct 31, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves center fielder Adam Duvall (14) celebrates a grand slam home run against the Houston Astros during the first inning of game five of the 2021 World Series at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Astros Force Game 6 After Early Braves Grand Slam

The Astros were down 5-0 in the first inning of Game 3, but they fought back and forced a Game 6 with a 5-4 win. The game was highlighted by George Springer’s two home runs.

This is the fourth time this postseason that the Astros have come from behind to force a sixth game after being down 2 games to none against an opponent. The last team to do so was the 1985 Kansas City Royals in the World Series, when they won three games in a row after being down 2-0 against the St. Louis Cardinals to take the title.

The Astros are now 7-1 this postseason and 8-2 overall including their wildcard game win over New York. They have yet to lose consecutive games this postseason.

Game 6 will be Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park, the Astros are now two wins away from their first ever World Series appearance.

Astros fans should note that Wednesday is a new promotion for Taco Bell Student Rush where students with valid ID can buy tickets for $15 in various seating levels in the park. Check out this link for more information.

It will be an interesting Game 6 in Houston, I’ll have my recap up shortly after the game to detail what happened during tonight’s game, check back or refresh your browser soon to read it!

Jose Altuve led the inning off with a triple and then a Coco Crisp single scored him from third, which actually came after an error by third baseman Josh Donaldson on what would have been a likely double play ball.

The Astros loaded the bases with no one out and scored three more runs to take a 4-5 lead after the second inning.

The scoring started for the Astros in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Carlos Correa that scored Derek Fisher from second base. The Astros then loaded up the bases and George Springer brought home two more runs with his first homer of this game, which was a three run shot to left field.

This game is tied 5-5 after two innings, stay tuned for more information!

The Astros won Game 3 tonight 7-6 to even the series 2-2 and it was George Springer who hit the game winning double in the top of the tenth inning. The Blue Jays went up 3-0 in the first inning and it looked like they might run away with this game, but Houston fought back.

The Astros got off to a fast start when George Springer hit an opposite field home run down the line in right field in the bottom of the first to get on the board for Houston.