Jose Altuve hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Houston Astros a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night. The Astros now lead the series 3-2, and they will have a chance to clinch their second World Series title in franchise history in Game 6 on Tuesday night in Philadelphia.
Altuve's home run was his first of the postseason, and it came off of Phillies closer Seranthony Dominguez. Altuve had been struggling in the World Series, going just 1-for-14 before his home run in Game 5. But his clutch hit came at the perfect time for the Astros, and it put them one win away from another World Series championship.
The Astros got on the board in the first inning on a RBI single by Kyle Tucker. The Phillies tied the game in the bottom of the first on a RBI single by Rhys Hoskins. The Astros took a 2-1 lead in the top of the third inning on a RBI single by Yordan Alvarez. But the Phillies tied the game in the bottom of the third inning on a RBI single by J.T. Realmuto.
The game remained tied at 2-2 until the bottom of the ninth inning, when Altuve hit his home run to give the Astros the victory.
The Astros will look to clinch their second World Series title in franchise history in Game 6 on Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The Phillies will need to win Game 6 to stay alive in the series.
How to watch:
Game 6 of the World Series will be televised on Fox Sports. You can also stream the game on fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and Sling TV.
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