Speed Reads

2017 World Series

Astros win Game 2 of the World Series in an 11-inning thriller

The Houston Astros tied the World Series, 1-1, in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, beating the Dodgers in a 7-6 game that stretched to 11 innings. Outfielder George Springer batted in a 2-run homer to put the Astros up in the top of the 11th, after a game where the lead seesawed between the two teams, and Charlie Culberson's home run in the bottom was not enough to tee up more extra innings or give the Dodgers a second win. "I have been at some great World Series games, and this one now joins the list," wrote David Waldstein at The New York Times, and that was in the 10th inning. "Leads have been erased, home runs all over the place, blown saves, classic bat flips, and to top it all off, the second base umpire, Laz Diaz, gets hit in the upper leg with a pickoff attempt."

The Astros are playing for their first-ever World Series championship, after 56 years in Houston, and the Dodgers last won the World Series in 1988. Houston hosts Game 3 on Friday night.