Nationals Bust Game Open in Game 2 Win over Astros

Game 2 between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros was very competitive until the seventh-inning.

With the game tied at two, Kurt Suzuki hit the go-ahead solo home run in the seventh-inning off of Justin Verlander.

Washington scored a combined nine runs in the seventh, eighth, and ninth-innings in a 12-3 win over Houston.

Howie Kendrick had an RBI single in the seventh-inning, Asdrubal Cabrera had a two-run single in the seventh-inning, and Ryan Zimmerman had a two-run single in the seventh-inning.

Adam Eaton hit a two-run homer for the Nationals in the eighth-inning off of Josh James. Asdrubal Cabrera also had an RBI single in that inning.

Michael Taylor hit a solo homer off of Chris Devenski in the ninth-inning for Washington.

Martin Maldonado hit a solo homer off of Jay Guerra in the ninth-inning for the Astros.

The other runs that were scored in this game was on a two-run double by Anthony Rendon in the first-inning for the Washington Nationals.

Alex Bregman hit a two-run homer in the first-inning off of Stephen Strasburg for the Houston Astros.

Strasburg (1-0) was the winning pitcher in this game for Washington. He pitched six innings and gave up seven hits and two runs. Stephen Strasburg also walked one batter and struck out seven.

Justin Verlander (0-1) was the losing pitcher in this game for Houston. He pitched six innings and gave up four hits and three runs. Verlander also walked three batters and struck out six.

Washington leads this series 2-0 and this is a major shock to the baseball world. There has only been three teams in MLB history that have came back from an 0-2 deficit after losing the first two games of the World Series at home.

The projected starting pitchers for Game 3 on Friday night at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. will be Zack Greinke (18-5, 2.93 ERA) for the Houston Astros and Anibal Sanchez (11-8, 3.85 ERA) for the Washington Nationals.

 

 

 

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