The 2022 World Series is going to be an absolute classic. The Phillies became the first team in two decades to overcome a five-run deficit.
World series 2022 : Who won the game 1 | Highlights
This is the second postseason meeting between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies following their 1980 National League Championship Series[a] encounter, which was won by Philadelphia, 3–2, en route to winning the 1980 World Series.
Houston and Philadelphia met in the last series of the 2022 MLB season in Houston. Houston won two of the three games, although Philadelphia clinched their postseason berth in the first game with a win.
The 19-game gap between the Astros and Phillies is the second largest in World Series history, trailing only the 23-game gap in 1906 between the 93-win Chicago White Sox and the 116-win Chicago Cubs.
Who won the game 1 of the world series
The Philadelphia Phillies overcame an early 5-0 deficit to beat the Houston Astros 6-5 in game one of the best-of-seven World Series.
Kyle Tucker smashed two home runs to put hosts Houston in control after three innings at Minute Maid Park.
But Philadelphia rallied in the fourth to make it 5-3 and JT Realmuto’s two-RBI double tied it at 5-5 in the fifth.
Extra innings were needed but catcher Realmuto hit a home run in the 10th and the Phillies clung on for a nervy win.
Game two of the best-of-seven World Series takes place on Saturday evening at the same venue.
It was all going Houston’s way when Tucker twice lifted Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola over the right-field fence, with a solo home run in the second inning and a three-run shot in the third for a 5-0 lead.
At that stage, Astros starter Justin Verlander had not allowed a hit, but the Phillies‘ bats woke up in the fourth as Nick Castellanos and Alec Bohm drove in runs to reduce the deficit to two before Realmuto levelled.
Indeed, the Astros were glad to still be level at the seventh-inning stretch after Castellanos struck out with the bases loaded.
In the bottom of the ninth, Houston’s Jose Altuve stole second base but was left stranded when Castellanos’ superb diving catch took the game to extra innings.
Realmuto, who was also hit in the face mask by a foul tip while catching, led off the 10th with a home run to right field off reliever Luis Garcia, but there was more drama in the bottom of the inning.
Alex Bregman smacked a double into the scoreboard in left field, Yuli Gurriel walked, and both runners advanced on a wild pitch.
The Phillies’ victory marked the largest comeback by a National League team in a World Series game since 1956.
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Justin Verlander started Game 1 of the World Series with a strikeout as he caught Phillies slugger Kyle Schwarber looking.
The first run of the 2022 World Series went to the Astros. Kyle Tucker took Aaron Nola yard on a solo shot to right to make it 1-0.
Martin Maldonado and the Astros executed the hit-and-run to perfection. As Chas McCormick took off for second, Maldonado hit the ball where the second baseman would’ve been. The base hit scored Yuli Gurriel to give Houston a 2-0 lead.
Kyle Tucker made a strong and early case to win World Series MVP with his three-run homer in the third. It was Tucker’s second home run of the night, giving the Astros a 5-0 lead.
Realmuto stepped to the plate in the top of the 10th and drilled a solo home run to deep right, giving the Phillies a 6-5 lead.
After a pair of Astros players got on base and into scoring position, David Robertson fell into a 3-0 hole against Aledmys Diaz. However, Robertson bounced back and got Diaz to eventually ground out to end the game and give the Phillies a 1-0 series lead.
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