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The Houston Astros fended off elimination on Sunday night and denied the Atlanta Braves the prospect to win the 2021 World Collection at their dwelling ballpark.
The Astros defeated the Braves in Recreation 5 of the World Collection, 9-5, to drive a Recreation 6 and a return journey to Houston.
The Astros nonetheless path inside the best-of-seven assortment by a 3-2 margin, and Atlanta stays one win away from its first championship since 1995.
The Astros fell behind early on Sunday, with Atlanta center fielder Adam Duvall hitting the ninth first-inning grand slam in postseason historic previous.
However, the Astros have been in a place to rally and tie the game at 4-4 inside the third inning. Freddie Freeman then put the Braves once more up with a solo dwelling run.
The Astros weren’t executed, though, as Houston acquired contributions from unlikely sources in opposition to Atlanta’s typically reliable bullpen.
Catcher Martin Maldonado drove in three runs on the night, and Marwin Gonzalez plated a pair with a pinch-hit single. (We could be remiss if we didn’t level out that Zack Greinke — certain, the pitcher — moreover recorded an historic pinch-hit single.)
Traditionally, MLB teams who lead a set by a 3-2 margin have gone on to win talked about assortment 69 p.c of the time. That bodes successfully for the Braves, who will now have two further prospects to win one different contest — and, thereby, the championship.
— This textual content is from CBSSports.com