Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros in game one of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
(Oct. 24, 2017 - Source: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America)
The Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series opener as they beat the Houston Astros 3-1 at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers scored the first run of the game when CF Chris Taylor hit a leadoff homer in the opening inning. It was his third long ball of the postseason.
The Astros tied the game in the fourth with a leadoff home run from 3B Alex Bregman. He, too hit his third homer of the playoffs.
Los Angeles regained the lead in the sixth inning. Chris Taylor walked with two outs and scored on a home run by 3B Justin Turner, who now has four long balls in the postseason.
Houston’s SP Dallas Keuchel pitched 6.2 innings, giving up 6 hits, 1 walk and 3 earned runs while striking out 3. After four playoff starts he has a 3.00 ERA with a 1.08 WHIP.
Los Angeles’ SP Clayton Kershaw was relieved after 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 earned run while fanning 11. He now has a 2.96 ERA and a 0.82 WHIP after four starts in this year’s postseason.
CL Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth to earn his fourth save of the playoffs. He has yet to surrender an earned run and posts a 0.33 WHIP in nine postseason appearances.