The Houston Astros are aiming for their second World Series title in franchise history on Saturday night as they host the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 at Minute Maid Park. The Phillies are trying to keep their season alive, as the Astros enter with a 3-2 series lead. The game was scoreless in five innings, but the scoring started in the sixth. Kyle Schwarber hit Framber Valdez to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead, but the Astros responded. Yordan Alvarez demolished a three-run homer against José Alvarado to put the Astros up 3-1. They are six out of the championship.
Zack Wheeler traded zeros with Valdez for five innings but was retired one out in the sixth after hitting Martín Maldonado and giving up a single to Jeremy Peña. Cristian Vázquez added an RBI single later in the sixth to make it 4-1.which is the last game on the schedule (November 5) in World Series history.
Historically, teams with a 3-2 best-of-seven lead have won the series 70% of the time. That said, the Astros were in exactly that same position three years ago — 3-2 in the series and heading home for Games 6 and 7 — and they couldn’t finish the job. The Washington Nationals won Games 6 and 7 in Houston to steal the championship.
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