Celebrate the wildest World Series game this year with a blow-by-blow recap of the later innings
World Series games never go quietly into that good night. And the Astros' 7-6 win in Game 2 of the World Series presented by YouTube TV more than lived up to that.
It started in the eighth when
Dodgers fans thought they had a walk-off win in the bottom half, though, when
It was a homer worthy of celebration: Altuve and Correa combined as the first players to ever go back-to-back in extra innings in postseason history:
Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa are the first players in World Series history to hit back-to-back home runs in extra innings.— Joe Trezza (@JoeTrezz) October 26, 2017
Even if the flip was inadvertent:
"I don't know why my bats are so slippery," said Carlos Correa when asked about his bat flip.— Ben Reiter (@BenReiter) October 26, 2017
Puig didn't mind it, though. "I loved it," the outfielder said after the game. "It was a little bit higher than the bat flips I normally do, but he was happy and that's the way you should play in the World Series. Not everybody gets to play in a place like this, so it's good. It's good that he plays like that and it's good that Latino players are able to contribute."
But this game wasn't over yet, oh no. Puig then cut the Dodgers deficit to one with his own booming home run. Still trailing, he chose not to flip his bat, opting instead to gently set it atop the Earth:
With two outs, pinch-hitter
But the game would change -- thanks to the sleeveless shirt-inspired pump-up antics of one
Cameron Maybin then singled to lead-off the 11th and -- in a moment of glory everyone in America will enjoy -- stole second. That meant free Doritos Ⓡ Locos tacos for everyone.
Getting into scoring position proved pointless, though, because it was dinger time. This isn't a typo by the way -- it was actually time for more dingers. George Springer hit a two-run homer to give the Astros a 7-5 lead.
Once again, the Dodgers weren't ready to call it a night.
With two outs,
Seriously -- 16 runs have scored in the first two World Series games. 15 of those runs have come off homers. Eight homers came in this game with five coming in extra innings. Both of those are records.
Culberson's dinger would bring us full circle, , with Puig back at the plate. Would he send the game into the 12th? He fouht hard against
Even Verlander, who had been out of the game for hours by the time it ended, had to react:
What a game! 🤢🤢🤢 #EARNHISTORY— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) October 26, 2017
But, just like a zombie, the World Series cannot die (at least after two games). And these teams will climb out from under the buckets of dingers to bring back more wild moments as they now take the series to Houston. Tune into Game 3 of the World Series presented by YouTube TV on Friday on FOX (7:30 p.m. ET air time, 8 ET game time).