Nationals Take Commanding 2-0 Lead Thanks To Big Seventh Inning

Jonathan Grant | October 24th, 2019

For the second night in a row, the Washington Nationals were able to get to one of the Houston Astros’ big-name pitchers early. While they failed to hold the lead from that point on, it certainly set the tone, leading them to take a shocking 2-0 World Series lead away from Houston thanks to a decisive 12-3 victory on Wednesday night. It didn’t take them long to get to Gerritt Cole, with Anthony Rendon busting a two-run double to give them a 2-0 lead in Game 2.

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However, Stephen Strasburg gave up a two-run homer to Alex Bregman, the only two runs he’d surrender all night, in the bottom of the same frame to tie the game up. For the next six innings, no one budged, and the score remained the same. That was until the fateful seventh inning when the Nats broke up the game- and potentially the series- with a massive six runs. Kurt Suzuki hit a solo home run to give his team a 3-2 lead. Howie Kendrick, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Ryan Zimmermann then all were each responsible for five combined runs as they ran out to a commanding 8-2 lead. That lead got extended an inning later when Adam Eaton homered himself and one other in and Cabrera singled to drive in one more. Michael Taylor homered in the ninth to make it 12-2 before Martin Maldonado hit a consolation home run for the Astros in the bottom of the ninth to end the scoring at 12-3. The series swings to Washington now on Friday night with the Nats looking to win two more to complete a potential sweep.

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