After the Houston Astros defeated a four-run Atlanta Braves deficit in Game 5, the 2021 World Series is now back in Texas. They have avoided elimination. The Braves are 3-2 ahead in Game 6 of the best-of-7 series.
Martin Maldonado's "Little League bunt," which loaded the bases in the fifth against Braves reliever A.J. Minter. Maldonado jumped up to the plate and tried to throw the pitcher off, just like a Little Leaguer. Maldonado was able to draw a game-tying pitch.
To keep their season alive, the Astros were able to add insurance runs in the eighth- and ninth innings thanks to Yuli Gururiel, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman.
In Game 6, the Braves will turn to Max Fried as Atlanta attempts to win its first World Series title in 1995. Fried has given up 11 earned runs over 9.2 innings in his previous two postseason starts. Luis Garcia, who lost Game 3 to Houston, will take over on short rest.
These are the top moments and plays of Game 6:
Soler's smash gives Braves an early lead
Jorge Soler hit one on the tracks and into the... Soler System, his third-inning homer that gave Atlanta the win 3-0. Soler was started by Garcia with a cutter in dirt. Soler then swung through another cutter to even the score at 1-1. Garcia then followed with balls on a fourseamer and cutter to make it 3-1, before throwing a strike. Soler had fouled off two pitches: an 80.5 mph slider, and a 95 mph four-seamer. Soler then blasted an 83.4-mph cutter onto the Minute Maid Field tracks. The ball traveled 446 feet. Atlanta was now in control of Game 6.
SOLER HAS LEFT THE BUILDING. pic.twitter.com/IOc5wXreRb MLB (@MLB) November 3, 2021
Astros get celebrity support
They have the support of some celebrities and are hoping to force a Game 7. Adrian Peterson, the NFL running back, made his predictions for Games 6 and 7. Travis Scott, a hip-hop artist, was there to hype up the crowd before the game.
Astros in 7!!! Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson), November 3, 2021
Advice for a father-to-be
Correa was given some parenting advice before he concentrated on Game 6. His wife is expecting their first child, and Kevin Millar, a former MLB first baseman, offered some parenting advice to Correa on his "Intentional Talk" show. Millar is a father to four children, so he knows a lot about diaper changing.