It took a record World Series record 5 hours and 17 minutes and 10 innings, but the Astros defeated the Dodgers in Game 5 to go ahead 3-2. There were homers, so many homers, and so many lead changes. Dallas Keuchel disappointed Astros’ fans, and then Clayton Kershaw was equally disappointing to Dodgers’ fans, and then both bullpens showed that they’re exhausted and need Monday off to recuperate because the baseball season is so long and all they want to do is sleep.
Missed the game? Want to relive it? Here’s our Game 5 live blog, perfectly preserved for your perusal.
As usual, if you want to read the live blog from the beginning, scroll to the “1st inning” header and work your way back up.
Joe Musgrove is now pitching for the Astros, presumably because he is neither Francisco Liriano nor Ken Giles. Marwin Gonzalez is now at first base with Gurriel out of the game, and Josh Reddick moved to left, which is why someone at that position just caught a baseball for the Astros.
Maybin is in center, and Springer is in right, so the Astros’ outfield defense just got a lot better. The downside is they don’t have Gurriel in the lineup anymore, and that’s no small thing.
Andre Ethier beats the shift with a single the other way, but Cody Bellinger can’t move him over, as he flies out to center. Two down, Ethier still at first. Ethier almost took out Altuve at second base, but it’s an out all the same, and Altuve seems fine. Ethier checked on the Astros’ second baseman immediately, just so you know.
Here come the Astros to try to walkoff in the bottom of the 10th. It’ll be Gattis, Gonzalez, and McCann this time around, and the top of the lineup if any of them should reach.