Cody Bellinger shushed the raucous Astros crowd, but Jose Altuve brought them back to life
The party was on in Houston after the Astros came back from down 4-0 against Clayton Kershaw to tie Game 5 in the bottom of the fourth at four runs apiece. The Minute Maid Park crowd was going into a frenzy, and the Dodgers had to find a way to quickly strike back.
So, the next time they had a chance to bat, they mounted a rally. Corey Seager and Justin Turner drew back-to-back walks against Collin McHugh to start the fifth, and one batter later, Cody Bellinger lifted off with a three-run blast to right.
The talented rookie knew it was gone right away, and celebrated accordingly:
Just like that, the Houston crowd went into a stunned silence. Bellinger had shushed them with his bat, and he had a little fun by making a point of this as he returned to the Dodgers' dugout:
The only cheers were coming from the visiting Dodger fans, and, of course, Bellinger's teammates, led by Enrique Hernandez:
However, the Astros had just made up a multi-run deficit against Kershaw. There was no reason that they couldn't do it again, and sure enough, the bottom half of the fifth led to more fireworks.
Kershaw got the first two outs of the inning before issuing back-to-back walks of his own to George Springer and Alex Bregman. With his ace tiring and AL MVP candidate Jose Altuve due up next, Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts lifted Kershaw for Kenta Maeda. It didn't matter, as Altuve demolished Maeda's 3-2 pitch:
Just like that, the Astros were back in the game at 7-7. Their fans went berserk:
Altuve's teammates were ecstatic, too:
How does one react to such a massive roar of the crowd? Blowing kisses, of course!
The Astros went on to win a wild one, 13-12, in 10 innings. Who knows what this wacky back-and-forth Fall Classic has in store next.
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