Correa homer keeps Astros alive against Rays, Braves bounce back

Ross Houston
October 16, 2020

The Clayton Kershaw playoff narrative isn't going away, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and his bullpen didn't help the cause Thursday night.

Marcell Ozuna homered twice and the Braves piled up six runs in the sixth inning on the way to a 10-2 victory in Arlington, Texas, that stretched their series lead to 3-1.

The Astros were on top from the start thanks to a leadoff homer from George Springer.

The victor of the series will take on either the Atlanta Braves or Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. "I said, "Go ahead on, man".

The Astros fell behind three-games-to-none to the Tampa Bay Rays in the series, but Houston lived to fight another day with a Game 4 win on Wednesday.

In the NLCS, the LA Dodgers are taking on the Atlanta Braves, but aren't able to find a lot of success. They're down 3-1 in the best-of-seven series, and the Braves could send the Dodgers packing if they win today. Atlanta can taste the victory and, with three games still on tap, it only needs to win one of them to advance to the World Series. He tied the big league record for homers by a rookie in a single postseason set by Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria in 2008, the only time the team reached the World Series.

Kershaw, a three-time National League Cy Young recipient, pitched two days after he was ruled out of the second game with back cramps. It isn't clear if the Astros are pulling out some old tricks from their bag to cause the Rays so much grief.

The Dodgers and Braves both came into this series undefeated.

The Braves started righty pitcher Bryse Wilson on the mound for game four. Curtiss was charged with one run on one hit in 1 1/3 innings with one walk and two strikeouts.

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