11/04/2022 10:07 AM
Article By: Michael Lane
The Houston Astros are headed back home with a 3-2 series lead, and an opportunity to win the World Series in front of their fans this weekend.
Game 3 was dominated by Philadelphia, largely thanks to Cape League alumni.
Alec Bohm (Falmouth ‘17) hit a solo home run in the second inning. Kyle Schwarber (Wareham ‘12) added a two-run home run in the fifth inning. Then, Rhys Hoskisn (Falmouth ‘13) finished it off with a solo home run to make it 7-0, the final score.
Houston answered in Game 4 by throwing just the second no-hitter in World Series history.
Offensively, the Astros had just one strong inning in the fifth, which included a single and run scored from Jeremy Pena (Chatham ‘17).
Aaron Nola (Harwich ‘12) pitched four-plus innings, allowing three runs, and David Robertson (Y-D ‘06) added an inning of scoreless relief for Philadelphia.
In a critical Game 5, Cape League alumni shined brighter than they have all postseason.
Jeremy Pena (Chatham ‘17) put the Astros ahead two batters into the game with an RBI single.
Kyle Schwarber (Wareham ‘12) answered right back with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first, tying it up at 1-1.
In the fourth inning, Pena (Chatham ‘17) struck once again. This time with a solo home run, his fourth of the postseason, to give Houston a lead they wouldn’t give up.
The Astros went on to close out a 3-2 victory to take a 3-2 series lead.
The series returns to Houston for Games 6 and 7, with Houston looking to lock up their first World Series since 2017 and first in franchise history at home.