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George Springer continues to be a force for Astros

Via LA Times

You could say that George Springer has rallied nicely after starting his World Series experience by striking out four times in Game 1.

Springer homered on Tuesday for Houston’s only run as Dodgers starter Rich Hill and four relief pitchers combined on a six hitter in a 3-1 victory that forced a deciding Game 7 on Wednesday.

After striking out in his first at-bat, Springer hit an opposite-field home run off Hill in the third inning. He later was walked intentionally and singled.

Springer is batting .375 in the Series, and his nine hits include four home runs. The only players to hit more homers in a Series are Reggie Jackson of the New York Yankees in 1977 and Chase Utley, when he played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009. They each hit five.

Springer has six extra-base hits, tying him with 11 others in second place behind Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who had seven in 1979.



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