Astros One Win Away From Winning The World Series
It has been a back and forth World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies. And now the series shifts back to Houston for games 5 and 6 after the Astros defeated the Phillies 3-2.
So far, this World Series has had something for everyone. Homeruns, high scoring games, low scoring games, and of course four pitchers for the Houston Astros combined for a no-hitter in game 4 of the World Series.
To be honest, it's been a better World Series than many thought it would be, and it continues this weekend in Houston. Game six of the World Series is Saturday with first pitch scheduled for 7:03 p.m. If the Astros win on Saturday, they are the champions. If they lose, game seven of the World Series would be Sunday at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
This series has also introduced more people to Astros shortstop Jeremy Peña who, according to Bleacher Report, is the favorite win the title of World Series MVP.
Peña has contributed in each of the Astros' three wins. His RBI double got Houston on the board first in a 5-2 win over Philadelphia in Game 2. He hit a single and later scored in the Astros' five-run fifth inning in Game 4. Finally, the Dominican Republic native went 3-for-4 with a run and two RBI in the Astros' 3-2 win in Game 5 thanks to a first-inning RBI single and a fourth-inning solo homer.
The 25-year-old played an instrumental role in helping the Astros win 106 games en route to the American League pennant by virtue of his 22 home runs, 63 RBI and .715 OPS in place of Carlos Correa, the team's longtime shortstop who left in free agency for the Minnesota Twins.
You can't count the Phillies out though. They know how to score runs and pitch well, but the Astros are in the driver's seat.