LOS ANGELES — The Houston Astros set out to take Game 1 of the World Series but came up short against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a final score of 3-1.
Dodgers batter Chris Taylor kicked things off by hitting a solo home run off the first pitch thrown by Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel.
Keuchel held tough but gave up three runs on two homers. The Astros tied the game at 1-1 in the 4th inning with a home run by infielder Alex Bregman. Keuchel would later give up a two run shot in the bottom of the 6th.
Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw exited in the seventh inning after a leadoff single to Jose Altuve, but the Houston favorite was not enough to counter Kershaw’s 11 total strikes.
….but it’s not over!
Game 2 will be Wednesday night with Justin Verlander of the Astros expected to start against Rich Hill of the Dodgers.