World Series: Homers help Phillies take control



Alec Bohm hit the 1,000th dwelling run in World Series historical past Tuesday night time, and the Philadelphia Phillies shortly went to work on launching the subsequent thousand.

Bryce Harper, Bohm and Brandon Marsh teed off early in opposition to Houston starter Lance McCullers Jr. in Game 3 of the 118th World Series. Kyle Schwarber and Rhys Hoskins hit back-to-back drives to complete McCullers within the fifth inning, capping the scoring in a 7-0 victory that gave Philadelphia a 2-1 Series lead.

The 5 dwelling runs tied a World Series file achieved three earlier occasions — by the 1928 Murderers’ Row New York Yankees when Babe Ruth hit three and Lou Gehrig additionally related, by the Bash Brothers-led 1989 Oakland A’s within the first sport after the Bay Area earthquake, and by the sign stealing scandal-tainted Astros in 2017.

McCullers grew to become the primary pitcher in postseason historical past to get tagged for 5 dwelling runs in a sport.

Harper started the barrage with a two-run drive within the first inning, sending Citizens Bank Park right into a frenzy.

Bohm led off with a liner over the left-field wall within the second for the milestone homer. Two batters later, Marsh hit dwelling run No. 1,001, a excessive fly {that a} younger fan within the entrance row of the right-field seats dropped again onto the sector.

“I really feel superior about it. I used to be simply actually excited that the ball was coming towards me so I simply received out of my seat and tried to catch it,” mentioned 10-year-old Ty Kuhner from Wilmington, Delaware, who was on the sport together with his dad and mom and older sister, Madison.

Schwarber, who led the National League with 46 dwelling runs this 12 months, hit his fourth homer of the postseason, a two-run Schwarbomb into the center-field shrubbery. Hoskins adopted with a drive to left that chased McCullers.

Cy Young himself gave up the primary World Series homer, an inside-the-parker to Pittsburgh’s Jimmy Sebring in opposition to Boston within the first World Series sport in 1903.

Mickey Mantle holds the file for many World Series dwelling runs with 18. Ruth is subsequent with 15.


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