Astros win 1st World Series crown, top Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7

LOS ANGELES (AP) From laughingstock to lift off.

George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday night, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7.

Playing for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and wearing an H Strong logo on their jerseys, the Astros brought home the prize that had eluded them since they started out in 1962 as the Colt .45s.

''I always believed that we could make it,'' All-Star slugger Jose Altuve said. ''We did this for them.''

For a Series that was shaping up as an October classic, Game 7 quickly became a November clunker as Houston scored five runs in the first two innings off Yu Darvish. Hardly the excitement fans felt during the Cubs' 10-inning thriller in Cleveland last fall.

Well, except for everyone wearing bright orange. Back in Houston, a huge crowd filled Minute Maid Park to cheer as fans watched on the big video board, and the train whistle wailed when it was over.

''We're coming home a champion, Houston,'' Springer said after accepting the World Series MVP trophy named this year for Willie Mays.

Star shortstop Carlos Correa turned the party into a proposal. After doing a TV interview, he got down on one knee and asked girlfriend Daniella Rodriguez, a former Miss Texas USA, to marry him.

''Yes?'' he said, putting a ring on her finger as she cried.

Altuve, one of four holdovers from a club that lost an embarrassing 111 times in 2013 after switching from the NL to the AL, and this collection of young stars silenced Dodger Stadium from the get-go, taking a 5-0 lead in the second inning.

Altuve was in perfect position for the final out, a grounder by Corey Seager to the 5-foot-6 second baseman.

''I caught the last out for the Houston Astros to become a world champion. It was a groundball to me, I threw to first, and I think it was the happiest moment of my life in baseball,'' Altuve said.

The Astros streamed from the dugout and bullpen to go wild, tossing their gloves in the air. A thousand or so fans crowded behind the first base dugout, chanting ''Hou-ston! Hou-ston!''

Later, some little Astros kids ran around the outfield grass dressed in Halloween outfits. Their dads, meanwhile, were putting on championship hats and shirts.

At last, they had completed the ascent some predicted after a rebuilding club purged payroll and stripped down to bare bones a few years back.

Famously, now, there was the Sports Illustrated cover in 2014 - after Houston had lost more than 100 games for three straight seasons - that proclaimed: ''Your 2017 World Series Champs'' and featured a picture of Springer in a bright Astros jersey.

On the other side, ace Clayton Kershaw and several Dodgers leaned against the dugout railing, watching the Astros celebrate. Los Angeles led the majors with 104 wins and a $240 million payroll, and rallied to win Game 6, yet it didn't pay off for part-owner Magic Johnson and his team.

''Obviously, this one hurts,'' manager Dave Roberts said. ''And like I told the guys, when you put everything, every ounce of your being into something and you come up short, it hurts. And it's supposed to hurt.''

Normally a starter, Charlie Morton finished up with four stellar innings of relief for the win.

''We held down a really tough lineup,'' Morton said. ''For my teammates, for the city of Houston, it's just unbelievable.''

Springer led off the evening with a double against Darvish, and soon it was 2-0.

Springer hit his fifth homer - tying the Series mark set by Reggie Jackson (1977) and matched by Chase Utley (2009) - when he connected for a record fourth game in a row, making it a five-run lead.

That was plenty for Houston manager A.J. Hinch. He pulled starter Lance McCullers Jr. soon after the curveballer crazily plunked his fourth batter of the game , and began a parade of four relievers that held the lead.

Throughout the postseason, Hinch and the unconventional Astros overcame a shaky bullpen by using starters in relief.

''I knew yesterday I didn't have much,'' said McCullers, the Game 3 winner. ''I knew I didn't have much to give other than to gut it out as long as I could.''

In a dramatic Series marked by blown leads and late rallies, when Houston twice outlasted the Dodgers in extra innings, McCullers did enough.

Forever known for their space-age Astrodome, outlandish rainbow jerseys and a handful of heartbreaking playoff losses for stars like Nolan Ryan, Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio, these Astros will be remembered as champions, finally, in their 56th season.

The club that wears a star on its hat also filled out the Texas trophy case. Teams from the Lone Star State had won most every major crown - the Super Bowl, NBA and NHL titles, championships in college football, and men's and women's hoops - except the World Series.

Built on the skills of homegrown All-Stars Dallas Keuchel and more, helped by veteran offseason acquisitions such as Brian McCann and 40-year-old Carlos Beltran, who won his first ring, and boosted by the slick trade for ace Justin Verlander, general manager Jeff Luhnow oversaw the team's resurgence.

Houston won 101 times this year to take the AL West, then won Games 6 and 7 at home in the AL Championship Series against the New York Yankees. The Astros joined the 1985 Royals as the only clubs to win a pair of Game 7s in the same year.

When it was over, Bagwell and Biggio posed for pictures together with the World Series trophy.

For the Dodgers, the quest to win a Series for the first time since 1988 fell short.

Kershaw provided four shutout innings of relief for Los Angeles , but it was too late. What the Dodgers really needed was a better starter than Darvish, someone more like the lefty who tossed out a ceremonial first ball: the great Sandy Koufax.

Acquired from Texas on July 31 for these big games, Darvish lasted 1 2/3 innings in both his World Series starts - the two shortest of his career.

''This pain is going to stay in me for a while,'' the four-time All-Star said through a translator.

After Springer lined a leadoff double , Alex Bregman hit a bouncer that first baseman Cody Bellinger threw past Darvish for an error, allowing a run to score . Bregman aggressively stole third and scored on Altuve's grounder , and it was 2-0 after eight pitches.

A double by Marwin Gonzalez helped set up perhaps McCullers' biggest contribution, a slow grounder for his first pro RBI. Springer followed with a no-doubt, two-run drive into the left-center field bleachers.

That was the Series-most 25th homer in a Major League Baseball season that set a record for home runs. It was easily enough for the Astros to offset pinch-hitter Andre Ethier's RBI single in the Los Angeles sixth.

Only once have the Dodgers clinched a crown at home, that coming in 1963 when Koufax outpitched Yankees star Whitey Ford to finish a sweep. They've never won Game 7 of the Fall Classic at their own park, dating more than a century ago to their days on the streets of Brooklyn as the Trolley Dodgers.

As pockets of Houston fans got louder and louder in the later innings, the crowd at Dodger Stadium was left to repeat the sad, but hopeful cry that used to echo in Brooklyn: Wait till next year.

Just 106 days until pitchers and catchers report to spring training.

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  • W: C. Morton (2-1)L: Y. Darvish (2-2)
  • HR: HOU - G. Springer (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Bregman 3B41000030.208.256.417.6731.5
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C. Correa SS40100001.288.325.562.8861.0
Y. Gurriel 1B40000011.304.342.522.864-0.5
B. McCann C31000121.175.277.263.5401.0
M. Gonzalez LF31200100.180.275.295.5705.0
J. Reddick RF20000003.169.229.185.4130.0
a- E. Gattis PH00000100.267.425.433.8581.0
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C. Devenski P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Maybin CF20000013.286.375.286.661-0.5
  • a-was walked intentionally for Reddick in the 6th
  • b-fouled out for Devenski in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Taylor CF50100014.254.380.508.8891.5
C. Seager SS40100113.237.348.395.7431.5
J. Turner 3B20100000.286.420.536.9563.0
C. Bellinger 1B40000036.219.254.453.707-1.5
Y. Puig RF30000004.286.365.518.8831.0
J. Pederson LF41100025.304.360.8261.1861.0
L. Forsythe 2B30100100.297.435.351.7862.0
A. Barnes C40000003.217.288.326.6150.0
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a- E. Hernandez PH00000000.320.452.7201.1721.0
C. Kershaw P10000010.125.125.125.250-0.5
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K. Jansen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Wood P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- C. Utley PH10000010.000.211.000.211-0.5
  • a-hit by pitch for Morrow in the 4th
  • b-singled for Kershaw in the 6th
  • c-struck out for Wood in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Springer (5), M. Gonzalez (4)
  • HR - G. Springer (6)
  • RBI - G. Springer 2 (9), J. Altuve (14), L. McCullers
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Springer 2 (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Taylor (4)
  • RBI - A. Ethier (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Bregman, J. Altuve (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - C. Correa, J. Altuve
FIELDING
  • E - C. Bellinger
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. McCullers2.13000302.611.064.5
B. Peacock2.01001205.111.385.0
F. Liriano0.10000003.861.290.0
C. Devenski0.10000009.001.500.0
C. Morton (W, 2-1)4.02111404.241.1117.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Y. Darvish (L, 2-2)1.23541016.141.36-10.0
B. Morrow0.10000103.950.950.5
C. Kershaw4.02002403.820.9410.0
K. Jansen1.00001101.620.662.5
A. Wood2.00000302.920.577.5
PITCHERSIP
Y. Darvish (L, 2-2)1.2
B. Morrow0.1
C. Kershaw4.0
K. Jansen1.0
A. Wood2.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - L. McCullers 4 (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. McCullers 49-27, B. Peacock 37-24, F. Liriano 4-2, C. Devenski 6-5, C. Morton 52-37
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. McCullers 2-1, B. Peacock 1-3, F. Liriano 1-0, C. Morton 4-4
  • Batters Faced - L. McCullers 13, B. Peacock 8, F. Liriano, C. Devenski, C. Morton 15
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Kershaw
  • IBB - C. Kershaw 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 47-30, B. Morrow 3-3, C. Kershaw 43-34, K. Jansen 20-12, A. Wood 25-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 5-1, C. Kershaw 3-5, A. Wood 1-2
  • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 10, B. Morrow, C. Kershaw 16, K. Jansen 4, A. Wood 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Bregman 3B41000030.208.256.417.6731.5
J. Altuve 2B30010100.310.388.6341.0214.0
C. Correa SS40100001.288.325.562.8861.0
Y. Gurriel 1B40000011.304.342.522.864-0.5
B. McCann C31000121.175.277.263.5401.0
M. Gonzalez LF31200100.180.275.295.5705.0
J. Reddick RF20000003.169.229.185.4130.0
a- E. Gattis PH00000100.267.425.433.8581.0
C. Morton P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
L. McCullers P10010001.000.000.000.0001.0
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  • a-was walked intentionally for Reddick in the 6th
  • b-fouled out for Devenski in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Taylor CF50100014.254.380.508.8891.5
C. Seager SS40100113.237.348.395.7431.5
J. Turner 3B20100000.286.420.536.9563.0
C. Bellinger 1B40000036.219.254.453.707-1.5
Y. Puig RF30000004.286.365.518.8831.0
J. Pederson LF41100025.304.360.8261.1861.0
L. Forsythe 2B30100100.297.435.351.7862.0
A. Barnes C40000003.217.288.326.6150.0
Y. Darvish P0000-000.000.200.000.000-
B. Morrow P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- E. Hernandez PH00000000.320.452.7201.1721.0
C. Kershaw P10000010.125.125.125.250-0.5
b- A. Ethier PH10110000.308.400.538.9382.0
K. Jansen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Wood P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- C. Utley PH10000010.000.211.000.211-0.5
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  • a-hit by pitch for Morrow in the 4th
  • b-singled for Kershaw in the 6th
  • c-struck out for Wood in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Springer (5), M. Gonzalez (4)
  • HR - G. Springer (6)
  • RBI - G. Springer 2 (9), J. Altuve (14), L. McCullers
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Springer 2 (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Taylor (4)
  • RBI - A. Ethier (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Bregman, J. Altuve (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - C. Correa, J. Altuve
FIELDING
  • E - C. Bellinger
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. McCullers2.13000302.611.064.5
B. Peacock2.01001205.111.385.0
F. Liriano0.10000003.861.290.0
C. Devenski0.10000009.001.500.0
C. Morton (W, 2-1)4.02111404.241.1117.0
Total9.0611290---
PITCHERSIP
L. McCullers2.1
B. Peacock2.0
F. Liriano0.1
C. Devenski0.1
C. Morton (W, 2-1)4.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Y. Darvish (L, 2-2)1.23541016.141.36-10.0
B. Morrow0.10000103.950.950.5
C. Kershaw4.02002403.820.9410.0
K. Jansen1.00001101.620.662.5
A. Wood2.00000302.920.577.5
Total9.0554491---
PITCHERSIP
Y. Darvish (L, 2-2)1.2
B. Morrow0.1
C. Kershaw4.0
K. Jansen1.0
A. Wood2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - L. McCullers 4 (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. McCullers 49-27, B. Peacock 37-24, F. Liriano 4-2, C. Devenski 6-5, C. Morton 52-37
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. McCullers 2-1, B. Peacock 1-3, F. Liriano 1-0, C. Morton 4-4
  • Batters Faced - L. McCullers 13, B. Peacock 8, F. Liriano, C. Devenski, C. Morton 15
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Kershaw
  • IBB - C. Kershaw 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 47-30, B. Morrow 3-3, C. Kershaw 43-34, K. Jansen 20-12, A. Wood 25-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 5-1, C. Kershaw 3-5, A. Wood 1-2
  • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 10, B. Morrow, C. Kershaw 16, K. Jansen 4, A. Wood 6
  • 6TH INNING
    Ethier singled to right, Pederson scored, Forsythe to second51
  • 2ND INNING
    Springer homered to center, Gonzalez scored50
    McCullers grounded out to second, McCann scored, Gonzalez to third30
  • 1ST INNING
    Altuve grounded out to first, Bregman scored20
    Bregman safe at first on 1st baseman Bellinger fielding error, Springer scored, Bregman to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • A. Wood Pitching:
    • C. Morton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Morton struck out looking
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Maybin struck out looking
    • G. Springer: Foul, Strike swinging, Springer lined out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chase Utley hit for Alex Wood
    • C. Utley: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Utley struck out swinging
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor grounded out to second
    • C. Seager: Seager grounded out to second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Alex Wood relieved Kenley Jansen
    • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Gurriel lined out to center
    • B. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, McCann struck out looking
    • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Morton Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Pederson struck out on foul tip
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Forsythe flied out to deep right
    • A. Barnes: Strike swinging, Ball, Barnes lined out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Kenley Jansen pitching
    • G. Springer: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Springer lined out to center
    • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Bregman struck out on foul tip
    • J. Altuve: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Altuve walked
    • C. Correa: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Altuve stole second, Foul, Correa popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Morton Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Turner popped out to first
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bellinger struck out looking
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Puig grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • C. Correa: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Correa singled to left
    • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel grounded out to pitcher, Correa to second
    • B. McCann: Foul, Foul, Foul, McCann grounded out to second, Correa to third
    • M. Gonzalez: Gonzalez intentionally walked
    • Evan Gattis hit for Josh Reddick
    • E. Gattis: Gattis intentionally walked, Gonzalez to second
    • Cameron Maybin hit for Chris Devenski
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Maybin popped out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Charlie Morton pitching
    • J. Pederson: Pederson singled to center
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Forsythe walked, Pederson to second
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Barnes popped out to shortstop
    • Andre Ethier hit for Clayton Kershaw
    • A. Ethier: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ethier singled to right, Pederson scored, Forsythe to second
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • C. Seager: Seager grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • G. Springer: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
    • A. Bregman: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bregman struck out swinging
    • J. Altuve: Foul, Altuve fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Peacock Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Taylor flied out to deep left
    • C. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Seager walked
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Turner singled to left center, Seager to second
    • Francisco Liriano relieved Brad Peacock
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bellinger reached on fielder's choice to second, Seager to third, Turner out at second
    • Chris Devenski relieved Francisco Liriano
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Puig lined out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • B. McCann: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
    • M. Gonzalez: Gonzalez reached on an infield single to third
    • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez to second on wild pitch, Reddick grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Peacock: Strike looking, Peacock flied out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Peacock Pitching:
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Forsythe grounded out to third
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Barnes popped out to third
    • C. Kershaw: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kershaw struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Clayton Kershaw pitching
    • J. Altuve: Ball, Ball, Altuve flied out to deep center
    • C. Correa: Correa flied out to right
    • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. McCullers Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Seager singled to center
    • J. Turner: Ball, Turner hit by pitch, Seager to second
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • Brad Peacock relieved Lance McCullers
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike looking, Puig flied out to deep center, Seager to third
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • B. McCann: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, McCann walked
    • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Gonzalez doubled to deep right center, McCann to third
    • J. Reddick: Ball, Reddick grounded out to second
    • L. McCullers: Ball, Foul, McCullers grounded out to second, McCann scored, Gonzalez to third
    • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Springer homered to center, Gonzalez scored
    • Brandon Morrow relieved Yu Darvish
    • A. Bregman: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bregman struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. McCullers Pitching:
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Forsythe singled to left center
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Barnes grounded out to third, Forsythe to second
    • Enrique Hernandez hit for Brandon Morrow
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez hit by pitch
    • C. Taylor: Taylor lined into double play shortstop to second, Forsythe out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • G. Springer: Ball, Strike looking, Springer doubled to deep left
    • A. Bregman: Bregman safe at first on 1st baseman Bellinger fielding error, Springer scored, Bregman to second
    • J. Altuve: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bregman stole third, Altuve grounded out to first, Bregman scored
    • C. Correa: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Correa grounded out to first
    • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gurriel flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • L. McCullers Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Taylor doubled to deep right center
    • C. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Turner hit by pitch
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Puig hit by pitch, Taylor to third, Turner to second
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pederson grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)