Astros Earn First-Ever Home World Series Win in Houston

Members of the Houston Astros celebrate after their win against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 3 of baseball's World Series Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 5-3 to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Photo: (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Members of the Houston Astros celebrate after their win against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 3 of baseball's World Series Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 5-3 to take a 2-1 lead in the series.

October 27, 2017 11:38 PM

The Houston Astros broke out their bats in a four-run second inning, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Friday night for a 2-1 World Series lead.
    
Yuli Gurriel homered to begin the four-run burst off loser Yu Darvish that also included run-scoring singles by Marwin Gonzalez and Brian McCann plus Alex Bregman's sacrifice fly.
    
Lance McCullers Jr. allowed three runs and four hits over 5 1/3 innings for the win and Brad Peacock followed with hitless relief for the save as the Astros improved to 7-0 at home this postseason and moved within two wins of their first title.
    
Darvish lasted 1 2/3 innings in his shortest big league start.
    
Charlie Morton starts for Houston in Game 4 on Saturday night against lefty Alex Wood.

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