Oct 29, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) celebrates with left fielder Juan Soto (22) after hitting a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning in game six of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Nationals came away with a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park to send the World Series to a Game 7. But just looking at the score (or the box score) hardly tells the story of Game 6.

The game featured Houston’s Alex Bregman and Washington’s Juan Soto hitting home runs, and carrying their bats to first base.

The play generating the most conversation involved Trea Turner being called out for interference while running a direct line to first base in the seventh inning. Instead of having runners on second and third with no outs, the controversial call resulted in the Nats having just a runner on first with one out.

That understandably led to Nats manager Davey Martinez being quite angry, and he was ejected.

But the Nats were able to still get two runs in the inning anyway, thanks to an Anthony Rendon two-run dinger.

And Rendon put the game away with a two-run double off the right-center field wall in the ninth inning, giving him five runs batted in on the night. You can see why the free-agent-to-be will get paid quite well over the offseason.

The Nats got a brilliant pitching performance from Stephen Strasburg, and especially after the first inning. Straburg allowed two runs in the first, and followed it up with 7 1/3 scoreless innings before being removed in the ninth. Strasburg was informed he was tipping pitches in the first inning, and made an adjustment that led to total domination afterward.

So now we go to Game 7, and it appears Max Scherzer will be good to go against Zack Greinke.

And if the Astros are able to win, they will become the first home team to win in the series. Yes, the road teams has won all six times.

We don’t have to wait long for Game 7, with first pitch set for 8:08 PM ET on Wednesday night.

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