Correa homer keeps Astros alive against Rays, Braves bounce back

Ruben Hill
October 17, 2020

Ozuna went four-for-five with four RBIs for the Braves, who can close out the series on Friday.

After returning from back spasms, Kershaw's franchise-high 12th post-season loss put his L-A Dodgers down 3-1 against the Atlanta Braves at the home of the Texas Rangers.

Ozuna, who had already homered off Kershaw, followed with a run-scoring single that spelled the end of Kershaw's night with the Braves up 3-1.

Choi and Mike Zunino had two hits apiece for Tampa Bay, who led the series 3-0 before losing 4-3 in Game 4 on Wednesday.

The Dodgers have been so hot and cold during this series, especially during game four. If the Braves win, it will be their first trip to the World Series since 1999.

Correa belted a 1-1 fastball from Rays relief pitcher Nick Anderson into the centerfield seats to deliver a victory that keeps the Astros in the hunt to complete a rare comeback. The flamethrower retired the primary batter he confronted earlier than including gasoline to the hearth and giving up three straight hits because the Braves pushed the result in 6-1.

-The Houston Astros remain alive in the American League Championship Series again thanks to a Carlos Correa walk-off home run in the ninth inning to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3. In just over five innings, he gave up four runs, taking his career playoff ERA down to 4.31. Because of his score, the Astros have become just the fourth team in Major League Baseball history to push a playoff series to Game 6 - the last time was in 2004.

The Dodgers and Braves both came into this series undefeated.

The ALCS and NCLS will be back today for their next games. Nearly the entire baseball community is rooting for the Rays.

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