HOUSTON — Forty-three thousand, three hundred people attended Game 5 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park. Every man, woman and child in the building smoked a carton of cigarettes when it was over.
The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 in 10 innings Sunday night (box score and ) to take a 3-2 lead in the World Series. At five hours and 17 minutes, it was the second-longest game game in World Series history. With seven more home runs, it broke the all-time record for most long balls in a World Series, at 22. It sent die-hard baseball fans into a tizzy, and won legions of new fans too.
It was, by our favorite stat that measures momentum swings, the second-craziest World Series game ever played, trailing only the David Freese “How Did This Happen?” classic. It was more fun than anyone should be allowed to have, doing anything, ever.
With a game this insane, you could stack the unforgettable moments to the ceiling. We found 10 that made us lose our minds, with joy and shock, frustration and bewilderment, anticipation and elation. But mostly joy.
10. The sixth home run
Brian McCann has had an awful time with left-handed pitching this season. He had been bad, period, in the
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