After tying the score on Jose Altuve’s eighth-inning solo homer, the Astros bully the Boston bullpen in the ninth to win, 9-2, on Tuesday night. Game 5 is Wednesday at 2 p.m. PT.
It was only fitting that a player who had fought his way from the depths kept his team from sinking into a huge series hole.
Down by three runs in the eighth inning and on the verge of falling down three games to none in the best-of-seven series, L.A. scores four runs to win, 6-5.
Evan Phillips and Justin Bruihl were added to the NLCS roster, and they rose up when the Dodgers couldn't afford to fall further behind.
Buehler's shortest career postseason start (3⅔ innings) puts the defending World Series champs in select company among LCS participants.
The Dodgers are facing the Braves in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday. Here are some of the early images from Dodger Stadium:
Follow along with Southern California News Group reporters from pregame through the final postgame interview:
The Dodgers’ Walker Buehler will start opposite the Braves’ Charlie Morton on Tuesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.
One game after J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers each hit grand slams, Boston hits four more homers – including Kyle Schwarber’s record-setting grand slam – to a 12-3 win.
“Different doesn’t mean it’s wrong,” Roberts said of using starters Max Scherzer and Julio Urias out of the bullpen this postseason – with mixed results and repercussions afterward.