The Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals series was tied at two entering Game 5.
Max Scherzer was supposed to pitch in Game 5 for Washington, but he couldn’t pitch due to neck spasms.
Manager Dave Martinez hopes he could pitch in a Game 7, if necessary and Joe Ross started in his place. He gave up two homers in the game and Houston won Game 5 by a score of 3-2.
Yordan Alavarez hit a two-run homer in the second-inning for the Astros off of Joe Ross.
Carlos Correa hit a two-run homer in the fourth-inning for Houston off of Joe Ross.
Juan Soto hit a solo homer for the Nationals off of Gerrit Cole in the seventh-inning.
Yuli Gurriel had an RBI single in the eighth-inning for the Houston Astros.
George Springer hit a two-run homer for Houston in the ninth-inning off of Dakota Hudson.
Gerrit Cole (1-1) was the winning pitcher in this game for the Astros. He pitched seven innings and gave up three hits. Cole walked two batters and struck out nine.
Joe Ross (0-1) was the losing pitcher in this game for Washington. He pitched five innings and gave up five hits and four runs. Ross walked two batters and struck out one.
This is the first time since 1996 that the road team in the World Series has won the first five games of the series.
Houston will look to win its second World Series title in franchise history on Tuesday night. Washington will hope to force a Game 7. The series is also heading back to Houston, Texas at Minute Maid Park.
The Game 6 projected starting pitchers will be Stephen Strasburg (18-6, 3.32 ERA) for the Washington Nationals and Justin Verlander (21-6, 2.58 ERA) for the Houston Astros.