The Philadelphia Phillies have taken a 2-1 lead in the World Series after beating the Houston Astros 7-0.
Bryce Harper, Alec Bohm, Brandon Marsh, Kyle Schwarber and Rhys Hoskins all scored for the Phillies while Houston’s offense is silent in Game 3 of the best-of-seven Fall Classic.
Harper caught the hosts with a perfect home run off his very first pitch, sending Schwarber and himself 2-0 over home plate by the end of the first inning.
The lead extended to four in the second courtesy of Bohm and Marsh before Schwarber and Hoskins put the game out of reach in the fifth.
It was an all-around nightmare night for the Astros as they struggled on both the plate and the mound.
Phillies pitcher Ranger Suarez gave up just three hits in five shutout innings, while Houston’s Lance McCullers Jr. became the first pitcher ever to concede five homers in a World Series game.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/philadelphia-phillies-bryce-harper-houston-astros-houston-mlb-b2215708.html The Philadelphia Phillies hit five home runs in a 7-0 win over the Houston Astros