Astros Beat Dodgers in Game 3
They now lead World Series 2-1
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 27, 2017 11:15 PM CDT
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Los Angeles Angels' Justin Turner throws during a practice for a World Series baseball game, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Houston, Texas. Los Angeles will face the Houston Astros in Game 3 Friday.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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(Newser) – George Springer and 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, the AP reports. 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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