The Houston Astros will battle the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday in Game 5 of the 2022 World Series, exclusively on FOX and the FOX Sports app.
The series is tied at 2-2 after Houston made history with a Game 4 no-hitter against Philly on Wednesday.
Justin Verlander is making his fourth postseason start and second World Series start for the Astros. Earlier, he gave up five runs on six hits and two walks in five innings in Houston’s Game 1 loss. On the other hand, Noah Syndergaard is making his second start (fourth appearance) of the postseason with the Phillies.
Here are the best plays from Game 5:
Astros vs. Phillies (Series tied 2-2)
Starting off with a bang!
The Astros jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, thanks to big hits from Jose Altuve and Jeremy Peña.
First, Altuve ripped through Syndergaard’s bullpen in right field and reached third base on an error by Phillies center fielder Brandon Marsh.
Peña then crushed an RBI single to center to bring in Altuve and get Houston on the board first.
Jeremy Peña of the Astros smashes an RBI single to center
Jeremy Peña crushes an RBI single up the middle to get Houston on the board.
Grab and tag
The Astros tried something risky early, but their plan was thwarted when Peña was thrown out at second base.
Returning the favor
The Phillies knotted things up in the bottom of the first inning, courtesy of a perfect Kyle Schwarber home run.
Kyle Schwarber hits a leadoff home run
Kyle Schwarber hits a leadoff home run to bring the Phillies to a 1-1 tie.
It marks the Phillies’ 18th home run this postseason at Citizens Bank Park, tying the 2017 Astros record for most homers in a ballpark in a single postseason.
Pitchers take center stage
Both teams were relentless on the mound. Syndergaard had a big inning for the Phillies in the second…
… While Verlander’s slider got the Astros out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the second inning.
Not too fast!
Peña reminded baseball fans why he was the first rookie shortstop to win a Gold Glove after making a massive play for Houston in the third inning in what would likely be Nick Castellanos’ breakout hit.
With the momentum on his side, Peña hit a solo home run in the top of the fourth inning to give the Astros a 2-1 lead.
Jeremy Peña hits a solo home run
Jeremy Peña’s solo home run gives the Astros a 2-1 lead over the Phillies.
What can’t he do?
Peña followed with a soft play in the bottom of the fourth inning, striking out Jean Segura at first.
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