"We still continued to go out there and pitch, and we didn't come up big this time".
Puig homered off Ken Giles starting the bottom of the 10th and Enrique Hernandez knotted the score 5-5 with a two-out RBI single. CBS was a distant second with a 1.2 and 6.9 million viewers. Tony Cingrani then took over and kept it a two-run game.
Those two homers put the Astors behind 3-1, as Verlander exited the game after six innings, leaving his unbeaten streak in jeopardy. Jansen also struck out an astounding 109 batters in 68 1/3 innings. "The Dodgers will unite around him and prove to the rest of the baseball world that he is the greatest pitcher of our generation".
But the two hits he surrendered in six innings were home runs to Corey Seager and Joc Pederson that gave the Dodgers the early advantage. The Astros accounted for 14 of the 19 hits, and maybe should have won by a margin of more than one run.
"That's an incredible game on so many levels, so many ranges of emotion", said Astros manager A.J. Hinch.
Kershaw led the league with a 2.31 ERA and hopes to add a World Series Championship to his already cluttered resume. The Dodgers last lost consecutive games from Sept. 17-20.
At about 8:15 p.m., a fire was reported on the third-floor balcony of a three-story town home in the 1000 block of Everett Place in the Elysian Park- Echo Park area, Humphrey said.
"We had a few scoreless innings after that", Roberts said, "and I wanted Kenta (Maeda) to pitch to the top of the lineup". "It's a very good ballclub over there", Roberts said.
Before Gonzalez's home run, the Dodgers had an 85 percent chance of winning, according to Fangraphs. "It was unbelievable", Alex Bregman told reporters of Springer's homer. It seemed sure to provide some classic moments. They scored six runs on five hits ... that's pretty darn good. "He was throwing it great". Seeking the ideal matchup for every out in every inning requires a bigger pitching staff that MLB allows teams to have.
That's where you begin reconstructing this mess and realize how damaging this could be for the Dodgers.
"I don't even know if anybody heard me", Verlander said. "You can't beat yourself up over that".
When Hill was asked if he disagreed with being pulled so early from his World Series start, the 37-year-old veteran was diplomatic. Verlander also thought a little superstition helped in clinching the victory. Following the team's Game 2 loss, Garvey didn't blame Jansen or the relievers or Turner or any other rational thing for the loss. Celebrities in the sellout crowd of 54,293 included golfers Tiger Woods and Fred Couples, and former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.
Script writers seeking a follow-up to "Bull Durham", "Field of Dreams" and "The Natural" need look no farther than Dodger Stadium, just 7 miles down the 101 from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.