Thanks to a narrow 2-0 success in game three of the Baseball World Series, the representative of the National League took the lead again. In the series they lead 2-1 to victories. The Braves can continue to dream of their first success since 1995.
The first two duels in Houston were each a clear thing. While the Atlanta Braves clearly prevailed 6-2 in the opening game, the host Astros retaliated in Game 2 with an equally sure 7-2.
After the series moved to Atlanta for games three to five, the team from the US state of Georgia won thanks to a strong performance from their pitchers on Friday evening (local time). For the entire game, the Braves throwers never let a Houston batter hit. Starting pitcher Ian Anderson was particularly convincing. During his five innings on the mound, he didn’t have to allow a single hit. This was the first time since 1912 that a newcomer to the league accomplished this feat in the finals.
In the third inning, the Braves took the lead thanks to a hit from Austin Riley that Ozzie Albies posted. Travis d’Arnaud made the decision shortly before the end of the eighth inning when he was able to achieve the only home run of the game. This means that the Braves are still unbeaten at home games during this year’s playoffs. It was the sixth success in the sixth game in front of a home crowd.
The next two games will take place on Saturday and Sunday (local time) in Atlanta. If there is still no decision after that, the series switches back to Houston where the two decisive duels six and seven would be pending.