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Dodgers get to Verlander, force Game 7 with 3-1 win

01 Novembre 2017

What television channel is Game 7 of the World Series on?

Yuli Gurriel still hasn't apologized in person to Yu Darvish for making a racially insensitive gesture after hitting a home run against him in Game 3 of the World Series.

The Chicago Cubs winning their first World Series in 108 years in the 10th inning of Game 7 after a rain delay was nearly always going to be an impossible act to follow, but the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros have put up a Fall Classic encore for the history books. The Dodgers saw Joc Pederson blast a huge homerun in the win on Tuesday night. "So I'm going to have to re-watch it to see what I did", Pederson said. Luke Gregerson has allowed all of two hits in four innings and struck out three while walking two.

"I didn't try to offend nobody", Gurriel said of his actions, through a translator.

Just like the Houston Astros have not been very good on the road, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been excellent at home. So I have to go out there and just execute my game plan.

The greatest testament to Game 5 and to the delicious madness of the whole Astros-Dodgers maelstrom in the World Series is that the players themselves can hardly believe what they, and their opponents, are accomplishing. After allowing only one run in each of his previous two starts in the postseason, Darvish coughed up four runs on six hits in just one and two-third innings. "Two teams that really want it". "No one is afraid", McCullers said. On Halloween night, a title for a team with orange in its colors seemed appropriate.

Dodgers relievers combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings. "This is what guys live for." said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. First pitch is scheduled for 5:20 p.m.

What time does Game 7 of the World Series start?

14 - San Francisco Giants, seven games, 2002.

The Dodgers' bullpen has been a barometer of the team's fortunes against the explosive Astros. They have won just one of their six championships at home, in 1963. Chicago got extra-inning RBIs from MVP Ben Zobrist and Miguel Montero in a landmark victory over the Cleveland Indians, whose own drought reached 68 years last fall.

The Astros will counter with All-Star Lance McCullers Jr., whose victory in Game 3 was his first win in 12 appearances since June.

GOLDMAN: Well, we're not quite sure that they are juiced balls. How we use them, how much we use them - we'll get to the field. It's highly probable that neither of those starters will be involved in the final decision, though, because in a one game, victor take all for the championship, every pitcher will be on a very short leash should their fur get ruffled by opposing batters, and starters as well as relievers for both sides will be available to come out of the bullpen if needed.

Verlander had been 9-0 with a 1.23 ERA in 10 games for the Astros since he was acquired at the waiver-trade deadline on August 31. So it went for Gurriel in every one of his at-bats, including his single in the sixth inning. Taylor's double down the first base line scored Barnes to tie the game with two runners in scoring position and still no outs. And this is partly why balls are flying out of the ballparks at a record rate.

Hinch will now have a full complement of pitchers going into the most important game of his career. George Springer's home run in Game 6 was a good start, but the rest of the lineup looked frustrated against the sometimes shaky arms of the Dodger bullpen. Hill struck out Josh Reddick and Verlander, and Springer was intentionally walked to load the bases.

Dodgers get to Verlander, force Game 7 with 3-1 win