Astros Avoid the Atlanta Celebration

11/01/2021 Astros Avoid the Atlanta Celebration

By: Jeff Yoder

Astros Survives Game 5 (9-5) to Take World Series Back to Houston (ATL Leads 3-2)

Three World Series games over the weekend brought us to the brink of a Braves celebration, but the Astros had something to say on Sunday. Atlanta won Games 3 and 4 on Friday and Saturday by narrow margins before entering yesterday with their sights on the franchise’s first title since 1995. Instead, it was an Astros’ comeback that brings the series back to Houston for Games 6 and 7.


How Game 5 Was Won

The Braves stepped to the plate in Game 5 eyeing a celebratory evening, and it looked for a moment like the celebration was on. Adam Duvall smashed a first-inning grand slam to give Atlanta a 4-0 lead, but the Astros rallied to take a 7-5 lead by the 5th inning. Carlos Correa (3-for-5, 2 RBIs) and Yuri Gurriel (3-for-5, 2 runs) led the charge. The Braves didn’t add a run after the third inning, and the ‘Stros still have life.


Watch All Weekend Highlights

Gm 3: Braves def. Astros (2-0)

Gm 4: Braves def. Astros (3-2)

Gm 5: Astros def. Braves (9-5)


Braves Lead World Series (3-2)


This Week’s Schedule

Gm 6: Braves at Astros (Tues. 8:00 pm ET)

Gm 7: Braves at Astros (Wed. 8:00 pm ET)


Additional Storylines

Yahoo! Sports: Astros Erase Early Deficit in World Series Game 5 to Stave Off Elimination

MLB: Adam Duvall Delivers First 1st-Inning Grand Slam in World Series Since 1960


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