The Astros tie the World Series

Astros tie World Series

UPGRADE ; DAY

The Houston Astros obviously learned from their mistakes as they took a five-point lead in Game 2 of the World Series, not letting it go this time, to win 5-1 against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday at Minute Maid Park. 

The day before, the Texas team had also given themselves a five-point lead, but the Pennsylvania team had quietly climbed the slope, to triumph 6 to 5 in the first extra set. 

In the duel of the day, the favorites of the crowd started the match in force. Jeremy Pena drove in the first run for his team, on his team's first turn at bat, then completed his lap of the trail on Yordan Alvarez's double. The latter was also able to cross home plate shortly after, when he took advantage of an imprecise throw from Edmundo Sosa towards the first base, with the objective of removing Yuli Gurriel.

Alex Bregman also gave fans a reason to celebrate when he hit a two-run long in the fifth inning.

The Astros scored all of their runs against pitcher Zack Wheeler, who was eventually retired after five innings, allowing six hits and three walks.

For his part, home team gunner Framber Valdez was brilliant on the mound, putting nine opponents to the dust. He finally gave up after six and a third innings, allowing the visitors' only run, on four hits and three walks.

Tied 1-1 in the series , both teams will enjoy a day off on Sunday before playing three games in three nights, Monday through Wednesday, in Philadelphia.