30 Oct 2017

Astros one win away from World Series crown

7:06 pm on 30 October 2017

The Houston Astros are one win away from baseball's World Series crown after an enthralling game five victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Houston Astros celebrate.

The Houston Astros celebrate. Photo: Photosport

Playing at home in Houston, the Astros sealed a 13-12 triumph and a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven game series with a run in the bottom of the 10th and first extra inning.

The result means Houston could secure their first ever World Series title with victory in game six in Los Angeles on Wednesday (NZ time)

If required, game seven is on Thursday and would also be played at Dodger Stadium.

Game five at Minute Maid Park on Monday was a rollercoaster, with the visitors scoring three runs in the first inning.

Los Angeles held that lead until the fourth inning when the Astros picked up a flood of runs to tie the contest at four-all, before both teams scored three in the fifth inning.

Houston looked to have wrapped up the win after the seventh inning as they took an 11-8 lead, only for the Dodgers to roar back to tie the game at 12-12 with three runs in the ninth.

But the Astros were not to be denied, and third baseman Alex Bregman drove in pinch runner Derek Fisher for the winning run with the encounter just one out away from a further extra inning.