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Astros Lead Dodgers 1-0 In Game 2 of a 2017 World Series

Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander was MVP of a American League Championship Series opposite a New York Yankees.

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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander was MVP of a American League Championship Series opposite a New York Yankees.

Eric Christian Smith/AP

Updated during 9:20 p.m. ET

After 3 innings, a Houston Astros have a one-run lead over a Los Angeles Dodgers, scoring on a array of singles in a tip of third.

After an infield singular by Josh Reddick, a bunt by starter Justin Verlander, and another singular by George Springer, initial baseman Alex Bregman roped nonetheless another singular to core field, scoring Springer.

Verlander afterwards late a Dodgers in a bottom of a third, holding a Angelenos hitless over 3 innings.

Dodgers starter Rich Hill recovered from a Astros’ singular run by distinguished out a dangerous Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa. Hill has struck out five.

Trailing in a World Series 1-0, a Houston Astros wish their manly batting lineup has improved success tonight opposite Hill than they had final night during Dodger Stadium.

The Astros were handcuffed by LA’s ace, Clayton Kershaw, who indispensable usually 83 pitches to strike out 11 batters and reason them to one run on 3 hits. The Dodgers won 3-1.

One reason Houston can even this series: It is promulgation a MVP of a American League Championship Series, Justin Verlander, to a mound.

Verlander is a new further to a Houston staff, fasten a group after a trade from Detroit in late August. Since then, he has been lights out, going 9-0 as an Astro. What’s more, he is 4-0 in 4 postseason appearances, with a 1.46 ERA.

In Hill, a Dodgers are looking to a starter who went 12-8 in 2017, with a 3.32 ERA.

The Dodgers also will change their starting lineup tonight. Left fielder Joc Pederson and second baseman Chase Utley will start in place of Enrique Hernandez and Logan Forsythe.

This story will be updated during a game.