The Los Angeles Dodgers have forced a World Series Game 7 after beating Houston in Game 6 on Halloween.
It has been one heck of a ride, and now the Los Angeles Dodgers will get a World Series Game 7 in November to prove everyone wrong. For the entirety of the regular season and postseason, Los Angeles has managed to erect themselves as the top team in baseball.
Houston is a worthy challenger, and we will get one more epic game in this unforgettable series to decide the victor.
Rich Hill took the mound for Los Angeles with their season on the line, facing veteran Justin Verlander of the Astros. Houston struck first thanks to a home run off the bat of George Springer in the third inning, but failed to score any more runs after that.
Los Angeles fought back with two runs in the sixth inning before adding a run in the seventh. Chris Taylor drove in Austin Barnes and moved Chase Utley to third base following a double in the sixth. After that, Corey Seager hit a sacrifice fly to score Utley and put LA up 2-1.
The following inning was a great moment for Joc Pederson, who had a solo home run put the Dodgers in front by a factor of 3-1. Pederson had his own noticeable issues during the regular season, so for him to fill that role for the team after the roller coaster they’ve been on in this World Series, it was only fitting.
Now the Dodgers will be forced to show up one more time in the final game of the baseball season. We don’t normally see baseball games in November, and this will also mark the first time that there has been a Game 7 at Dodger Stadium in the World Series.
Fans are definitely getting their money’s worth for this series, and it’s incredible to see that somehow the Dodgers fought off the agony of losing Game 5 and made it a winner-take-all Game 7 for all to enjoy.