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Recap: Nationals Beat Astros 7-2, Force Game 7

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:52 am
by RealGM Wiretap

The Washington Nationals endured a wild seventh inning and beat the Houston Astros 7-2 on Tuesday night to force a Game 7 in the World Series.

After a disputed call went against the Nationals in the seventh, Anthony Rendon hit a two-run home run off Will Harris. Davey Martinez, still upset over the missed call, was ejected by umpires during all the drama.

Stephen Strasburg lived up to the moment, pitching into the ninth. He struck out seven, walked two and allowed five hits. The only runs he allowed came in the first when Jose Altuve hit a sacrifice fly to score George Springer and Alex Bregman clubbed a solo home run.

Sean Doolittle relieved Strasburg and got the final two outs of the game.

Justin Verlander allowed three runs, including a pair of homers, in five innings. He had three strikeouts and as many walks.

Rendon finished the game with five RBI. In addition to his home run, he had an RBI single in the first and a two-run double in the ninth.

The Game 7 matchup is scheduled to be Max Scherzer and Zack Greinke. Scherzer was supposed to start Game 5, but was scratched because of an irritated nerve in his neck.


Via RealGM Staff Report