The Atlanta Braves, a team that didn’t even reach .500 until August, are one win away from World Series glory following a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 4 on Saturday night. They can wrap it up on Halloween Sunday with a win in Atlanta in Game 5. That’s certainly what they will want to do so as to not allow Houston to return home. At any rate, the Astros started Game 4 very well, but they squandered opportunities in the early innings by stranding runners on base.
They got one run in the first with the bases loaded, but that was all, and Jose Altuve hit a solo blast in the fourth to make it 2-0. Little did they know that even in a bullpen game, they would fail to score another run. The Braves, never ones to give it up, finally got their offense going in the bottom of the sixth when Austin Riley drove in Eddie Rosario to cut the deficit in half. In the bottom of the seventh, it was Dansby Swanson’s turn to play the role of hero, as he hit a solo homer of his own to tie the game at two apiece. They didn’t have to wait much longer to take their first lead, as Jorge Soler hit himself a pinch-hit home run to make it 3-2 and conclude the scoring. Atlanta can now seal up their first World Series crown since 1995 with a win on Sunday evening.