World Series: 3 Takeaways from Nationals dramatic Game 6 win
The road team continues to dominate this World Series as the Washington Nationals go to Houston and force a Game 7 with a 7-2 win in Game 6.
Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals showed some fight on Tuesday as they won Game 6 to force a Game 7 in this back-and-forth World Series.
Still, a home team has not won a game in this World Series.
Just like in Game 2, both of these pitchers struggled in the first inning as Justin Verlander gave up a run in the top half and the Astros struck back with two in the bottom half.
But just like in Game 2, both starters settled down after that.
Once again the Nationals hitters wore down Verlander and were able to get to him later in the game and this time they got him out after just 5 innings with a 3-2 lead.
And Anthony Rendon finally had his breakout game in this World Series with a two-run home run and 5 RBI in Game 6.
This really was a gutty performance for the Nationals after losing three straight games at home in DC. But what else did you expect from this group?
All season long it feels like they’ve been playing with their backs against the wall, and they continue thriving in that moment.
With a win in Game 6, we now will have a winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday night in Houston to finish off what has been an amazing World Series.
But before we start looking ahead to Game 7, let’s take a look back at a wild Game 6 and some of the biggest takeaways from the Nationals win.