The Houston Astros win game five of the MLB semi-final series against the Tampa Bay Rays They shortened their lead to 2:3 and fended off the second match point.
The Houston Astros have forced a sixth game in the semi-final series of the North American professional baseball league MLB against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Texans won the fifth duel thanks to a home run announced by Carlos Correa in the ninth inning 4-3 and reduced their lead to 2-3 in the best-of-seven series after a 3-0 deficit. The sixth match will take place again on Friday in the Corona “bubble” in San Diego, California.
Correa: I do not want to go home yet
“I knew beforehand that I was going to hit the home run,” said Correa, adding: “I don’t want to go home yet. We had a team meeting after the 0:3 gap. That’s when we said it shouldn’t be over yet and that we have to do better”. Now it’s 2:3, “and we still have something to do.”
Last year’s finalist Houston and Tampa will play for victory in the American League (AL) final series.
The National League (NL) championship between the Atlanta Braves and title favourite Los Angeles Dodgers (play-off score 3:1) will take place in Arlington near Dallas, Texas – as will the World Series between the AL and NL champions.