The Houston Astros won Game 2 of the 2017 World Series 7-6 in 11 innings thanks to the heroics of Marwin Gonzalez, George Springer and a few other incidents.
Gonzalez hit a ninth inning game-tying homer, and Springer hit a game-winning home run in the 11th.
The game was one of the wildest and craziest in World Series history with close to 54,300 fans at sold out Dodger Stadium remaining till the bitter end in a marathon that lasted 4 hours and 19 minutes.
The game had baseball fans and pundits alike looking through their record books, with the Dodgers closing in on winning Game 2 of the series through eight innings with only two hits. Not since the Dodgers of 1963 had that happened.
However, in the top of the ninth the game turned from a 3-1 Dodgers lead to a home run derby. During the game, a record eight homers were hit, with six coming over the last three innings with five hit during extra innings.
Houston became just the first team in the history of postseason in MLB to hit three home runs during extra innings, which considering there have been just 17 home runs during World Series extra innings in the 113 year history of the Fall Classic, is just crazy to say the least.
During the regular season, MLB set a new all-time home run record of 6,105 which was more than 400 home runs over the next closest including during the era of steroids.
Home runs were not the only craziness on the night. A ball caromed of the cap of Chris Taylor the Dodgers center fielder preventing a run during the third inning, while a pickoff throw hit the second base umpire in the 10th preventing a Dodgers’ player from advancing to third.
Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts used all his relievers by the start of the 11th inning and needed to pitch one of his starters, Brandon McCarthy, who was making his first appearance of any kind since October 1 and his first ever appearance in the postseason.
The result was Los Angeles lost its first game all season when leading entering the ninth having gone 98-0 and seeing their postseason streak by the bullpen of 28 straight scoreless innings snapped.
The win gave Houston home field advantage and even though it is now tied 1-1, the Astros must feel they can end it at home with three straight wins. During the postseason, Houston is 7-0 thus far at home.