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Hernandez delivers another big postseason hit

With 2 outs in 10th, Dodgers' NLCS hero's single ties Game 2
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LOS ANGELES -- As if homering not once, not twice but thrice in the Dodgers' National League Championship Series clincher last week weren't enough heroics for one month in the life of Enrique Hernandez, the utilityman came up huge again in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

With a runner at second and the Dodgers down a run and down to their last out in the 10th inning against Astros closer Ken Giles, Hernandez grounded an RBI single through the right side to score Logan Forsythe and tie it at 5 in an eventual 7-6, 11-inning loss.

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LOS ANGELES -- As if homering not once, not twice but thrice in the Dodgers' National League Championship Series clincher last week weren't enough heroics for one month in the life of Enrique Hernandez, the utilityman came up huge again in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

With a runner at second and the Dodgers down a run and down to their last out in the 10th inning against Astros closer Ken Giles, Hernandez grounded an RBI single through the right side to score Logan Forsythe and tie it at 5 in an eventual 7-6, 11-inning loss.

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It was an epic play in an entertaining World Series presented by YouTubeTV. Former Dodgers outfielder Josh Reddick charged in on the ball, as Forsythe, who had reached on a two-out walk, rounded third and came heading home. Reddick's throw home was perfect and catcher Brian McCann's catch was perfect, but Forsythe's slide was perfect, too, and he touched the plate just out of McCann's reach to take the 54,293 fans in attendance to another emotional plane in what had already been a wild night.

The Astros had taken a 5-3 lead in the top of the 10th on back-to-back solo shots from Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa off Dodgers reliever Josh Fields, making the Astros the first team to hit multiple homers in extra innings in a World Series game. But the Dodgers answered in the bottom of the inning with Yasiel Puig's leadoff blast off Giles. After Giles struck out Yasmani Grandal and Austin Barnes in succession, Forsythe, who had entered as a defensive replacement in the ninth, drew the walk and Hernandez, who had entered the game as a defensive replacement in the eighth, added another clutch moment to his awesome October.

Anthony Castrovince has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2004. Read his columns and follow him on Twitter at @Castrovince.

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