Houston has flipped the script. They came into Washington down 0-2 in the World Series, but have evened the Series up at two games apiece, and have Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander set up for Games 5 and 6.
Washington comes back with Scherzer and Strasburg.
Five Astros had two or more hits, including Alex Bregman, who had three, including a grand slam, for 5 RBI. Robinson Chirinos homered for the second straight game. Michael Brantley had 3 hits, and of course, Jose Altuve had two.
Anthony Rendon had two of Washington’s four hits.
Aroldis Chapman was named the AL’s Reliever of the Year—the Mariano RIvera Award—for 2019.
Milwaukee’s Josh Hader won the NL version of the award—the Trevor Hoffman Award.
The Surprise Saguaros lost the Arizona Fall League title to Salt River, 5-1, Saturday night. Surpirse was the team Yankees’ prospects played for in the one-month long Arizona Fall League.
Mickey Callaway, just fired as Mets’ manager, goes to the Angels to serve as Joe Maddon’s pitching coach.
Former MLB umpire Chuck Meriwether died of cancer, age 63.