In the Los Angeles Dodgers first World Series appearance in 29 years, they did not disappoint. Taking game 1 over the Houston Astros 3-1, the Dodgers were firing on all cylinders.
The first pitch thrown by Houston Astros starter Dallas Keuchel was taken deep by Chris Taylor which gave them all the momentum coming right out of the gate.
The Astros struck back with a score-evening Alex Bregman home run off Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw. This marked Kershaw’s ninth straight appearance where he has given up a home run, the longest of his career.
This, however, was the only run given up by the Dodgers for the duration of the game. Kershaw dominated otherwise, allowing only 3 hits and totaling 11 strikeouts on an Astros team who had the least strikeouts in the league during the regular season.
The hottest game in World Series history didn't smear Clayton Kershaw's Game 1 masterpiece https://t.co/Yl8UujeGTX
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) October 25, 2017
At the plate, Justin Turner’s leadership continued as he blasted a two-run moonshot off Keuchel to left field which extended the Dodgers lead to 3-1. This mark’s Turners fourth home run this post season, all of which seem to come in the clutch. Turner has really been the catalyst for this Dodgers unit at the plate and it compiling some of the best post season stats in league history.
The World Series continues tonight as the both teams return to Dodgers Stadium with the Astros hoping to even the series at 1. First pitch is scheduled for 8:09 p.m. on FOX.