A six-run 7th inning would be the difference in game two of the World Series Wednesday night as the Astros fell to the Nationals, 12-3. With the loss, Houston finds themselves down in the series, 2-0.
Alex Bregman hit a two run home run in the 1st to tie the game at 2 but the Astros wouldn't score a run until the 9th inning when Martin Maldonado hit a solo homer.
Justin Verlander shook off two runs in the top of the 1st and settled in before coming out to start the top of the 7th. Kurt Suzuki hit a solo home run off Verlander to put the Nats ahead, 3-2. Ryan Pressly would come on to replace JV and the wheels fell off. A walk, three singles with two not leaving the infield and an error later, the Nationals were ahead 8-2. Washington scored two more times in the 8th and a run in the 9th.
The series will shift to Washington D.C. Friday night with Zack Greinke taking the mound for the Astros.