2017 World Series, Game 5: Dodgers down 3-2 after epic 13-12 loss to Astros

Photo Credit: Matt Slocum / Associated Press

Alex Bregman hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning to send the Los Angeles Dodgers back to Southern California  down 3-2 as the Blue Crew fell to the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the 2017 World Series on Sunday night. 

The game featured plenty of offense, with the Astros going deep a total five times in the confines of their hitter-friendly park. The Dodgers got a pair of their own long balls when Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig each went deep. 

Logan Forsythe started the scoring with a one-run single to score Justin Turner from third base. That’s when the Dodgers broke the game open with three more runs to take what seemed like a commanding 4-0 lead. 

But the Astros came roaring back with a four-run rally in the fourth inning that sent starter Clayton Kershaw to the dugout early. 

The game featured numerous lead changes and entries into the record books. 

According to the Elias Sports Bureau via ESPN, this was only the second World Series game in history where both teams scored at least 12 runs. In addition, it was the first World Series game in which four players aged 23 or younger hit a home run. The Astros became the first team with three game-tying home runs in a World Series game.

The World Series will return to Dodger Stadium for Game 6 on Tuesday. World Series tickets are available from TicketIQ, and you can also find parking available at Dodger Stadium from ParkWhiz.

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Michael C. Jones is the managing editor and founder of Sports Out West and a Southern California-based sports journalist. His credits include Yahoo Sports and Bleacher Report, among others.


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