MLB’s Houston Astros took advantage of the cohesiveness of the hitting line, which they have strengths, to bring their World Series record to the origin.
American League champion Houston defeated National League champion Atlanta Braves 7-2 in Game 2 of the World Series (4 out of 7) that ended at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on the 28th (Korean time).
The two teams with a series record of 1 win and 1 loss will move their venue to Atlanta’s home, Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia, where they will play games 3 and 5 starting on the 30th.
Until last year, there were 60 cases in which the World Series, played 116 times, had 1 win and 1 loss.
Among them, the probability that the team that gave up the first match and won the second match wins the championship is 52% (31 out of 60), which is lower than the probability of the winning team in the first match (63%).
Furthermore, if you narrow down the range since 1993, the team that won the second leg from 1 win, 1 loss gave a toast only 4 out of 13 times.
Past World Series odds predict Atlanta’s win.
Houston batting line, which was evaluated higher than Atlanta in terms of firepower, exploded at the right time from the early chance.
Houston lost one point in the bottom of the first inning by tying up a left-handed double from leader Jose Altuve, Michael Brantley’s outfield fly and Alex Bregman’s sacrifice fly.
As Atlanta tied 1-1 with Travis Dano’s left wing homer in the second inning, Houston ran away with four runs in the bottom of the second inning.
After one kill, Kyle Tucker, Julieschi Gurriel, and Jose Ciri added one point with three consecutive hits.
At first and second base, Martin Maldonado took advantage of Atlanta left fielder Eddie Rosario’s throwing error during a timely hit from the left.
Both runners hit home, widening the gap 4-1.
Maldonado, who went to third base in Atlanta pitcher Max Freed’s close pitch, scored the team’s fifth goal on a right-handed hit from Brantley in second.
As Atlanta caught up to one point with Freddie Freeman’s just-in-time hit in the fifth inning, Houston added one more in the bottom of the 6th and Altuve’s left-handed solo homer in the bottom of the 7th divided the game.
Houston’s Mexican right-handed pitcher Jose Urquidi had seven strikeouts and two runs in five innings to secure the victory.
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