The Atlanta Braves came back in the late innings once again against the Houston Astros on Saturday night to take a 3 – 1 lead in this World Series by a score of 3-2. Leaving The Braves only one win away from their first World Series title since 1995.
Behind a strong start from 38-year-old Zack Greinke and another home run from Jose Altuve, the Astros had a 2-0 lead going into the sixth. Then the Braves bats got hot off the Houston bullpen (Suck it PETA). A two-out single by Austin Riley drove Eddie Rosario home, cutting the lead in half. In the bottom of the seventh, Dansby Swanson and Jorge Soler each hit solo home runs off Houston’s Cristian Javier to give Atlanta a 3-2 lead. and that was all the Braves needed.
The Braves Dylan Lee, was able to retire only one of the four batters he faced to begin the planned bullpen game. Kyle Wright followed him allowing only one run (the homer by Altuve) in 4.2 innings of work. From that point, four Atlanta relievers combined for four shutout innings. Will Smith worked the ninth for his sixth save of the 2021 postseason. Eddie Rosario also aided the cause with a catch for the ages. Robbing Altuve at the left field wall of extra bases in the eighth. Astros hitters in Game 4 left 11 runners on base and went 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position.
Game 5 is scheduled for Sunday evening back at Truist Park. A Braves win in Game 5 will make them the first team to clinch the World Series on its home field since the Red Sox in 2013.
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