Four World Series games have been played in 2019, and zero of them feature a home win. The Houston Astros beat the Washington Nationals 8-1 on Saturday night in DC to even up the series at 2-2. After the Nats took two in Houston to start the series, the Astros responded with two road wins to tie the series.
Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos continued his hot hitting with a two-run dinger vs Washington starter Patrick Corbin in the fourth inning.
Robinson Chirinos homers for the second day in a row! pic.twitter.com/u6wu21MCyl
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 27, 2019
And Alex Bregman put the game away with a grand slam in the seventh:
BREGMAN!!! IT'S GONE!
Grand slam for the Stros! pic.twitter.com/rj6OqKfiRX
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 27, 2019
Houston got an exceptional performance from six pitchers in this one (9 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 8 K), led by five scoreless innings from starting pitcher Jose Urquidy.
So, we basically have a brand-new series, and it’s hardly surprising that the ridiculously talented Astros didn’t go down easily. Game 5 will feature elite starters in Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole, and will be the final game of the series at Nationals Park. Can the Nats finally put an end to this home-road trend in the series and get a much-needed victory?