Phillies come back for Game 1 World Series win over Astros
HOUSTON — Of all the Phillies’ wins in this unlikely playoff run, Friday’s may have been the most unlikely.
Buried in a five-point first hole against presumptive AL Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander, in the hostile confines of Minute Maid Park, the Phillies gave up. And then the thunder hit in the 10e inning.
JT Realmuto’s shot into right field from Luis Garcia continued to carry, just beyond Kyle Tucker’s outstretched glove, for a home run that sent the Phillies to a 6-5 victory over the Astros in the first World Series game.
The Astros, playing in their fourth Fall Classic in the last six seasons, have yet to win Game 1 of the World Series. The loss was their first in eight games this playoffs.
The Phillies, who entered the playoffs as the No. 6 seed, knocked out the Cardinals, Braves and Padres this postseason, and are now within three wins of the first World Series title. the franchise since 2008.