The Houston Astros fought back to tie all seven World Series games at 1-1 with a dominant 7-2 home win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 2.
Clinical hits and aggressive base runs kept hosts in control in a noisy Minute Maid park.
Meanwhile, right-hander Jose Urquidy gave them a good start on the mound, taking out seven Braves on catches in five innings while allowing two runs.
Braves starter Max Fried also lasted five innings but suffered loss.
Second baseman Jose Altuve set the tone in the first inning with a brace and reached home on Alex Bregman’s sacrifice fly.
Travis D’Arnaud’s solo home run evened the scores, but it was as good as the Braves after Houston, who struggled offensively in Game 1, recovered dramatically in Game 2. handle.
Five hits, one field error and one wild pitch combined to produce four runs as Houston led 5-1.
Although Fried stayed in the game and pulled out the next 10 batters he faced, and Freddie Freeman led D’Arnaud to cut the deficit, the Astros added a few insurance points, including the 22nd homer. ‘Altuve after reliever Drew Smyly’s first pitch. The seventh.
The series now moves to Atlanta, with the third game on Friday night.
|Match 1 : Houston 2-6 Atlanta||Match 5 (at Atlanta) : dim. October 31|
|Match 2 : Houston 7-2 Atlanta||Game 6 * (at Houston): Tue Nov 2|
|Match 3 (Atlanta): Fri. Oct. 29||Game 7 * (at Houston): Wed. Nov. 3|
|Match 4 (Atlanta): Sat. Oct. 30||*if necessary|