The George Springer solo home run for the Houston Astros in the first-inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday Afternoon on the first pitch described the series so far for the Los Angeles Dodgers, a complete disaster.
It changed later in the inning for the Dodgers when they scored two runs in the first-inning on a two-run double by Brian Dozier. The Los Angeles Dodgers eventually defeated the Houston Astros 3-2, and they avoided the sweep.
Cody Bellinger hit an RBI single for Los Angeles in the third-inning.
George Springer left the game in the fourth-inning for Houston after suffering thumb discomfort when sliding into second base. Tony Kemp hit a solo home run in the fifth-inning for the Astros off of Walker Buehler.
Speaking of Buehler (5-4), he was the winning pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Walker Buehler pitched 5.1 innings and gave up four hits and two runs. He walked two batters and struck out eight.
Gerrit Cole (10-4) was the losing pitcher for the Houston Astros. He pitched five innings and gave up six hits. Cole walked one batter and struck out eight.
Kenley Jansen recorded his 31st save of the season for the Dodgers. He pitched one inning and gave up a hit and struck out a batter.
If these two teams were to meet in the World Series for the second straight season, the Houston Astros are a better team at the moment than the Los Angeles Dodgers are.
The Houston Astros will start a two-game set on the road against the San Francisco Giants on Monday Night. The Los Angeles Dodgers will start a two-game set on the road against the Oakland Atheltics starting on Tuesday Night.