It only took 56 seasons and 11 post-season appearances, but the Houston Astros finally won a World Series game. Things were looking grim with the Astros trailing 3-1 and All-World Dodger closer Kenley Jansen taking the mound in the 8th inning. But Jansen allowed a RBI single to Carlos Correa in the 8th and then a dramatic game-tying solo shot by Marwin Gonzales in the 9th for his first blown save of the season.
The Hated Dodgers were unblemished in 98 games this season when leading after the 8th inning. But on Wednesday night, the Astros high-powered offense finally got to the LA bullpen scoring six runs in the last 4 innings of the game.
“Kenley’s the best in the game. He’s kind of got us spoiled and we expect him to be automatic. But he’s human, and he made a mistake,” outfielder Enrique Hernandez said.