Dodgers vs. Astros results: Brad Peacock shows out in Astros’ Game 3 victory
When you call someone a “peacock,” it’s usually because they’re showing off. Astros reliever Brad Peacock lived up to his last name tonight.
Peacock earned a save in 3 2/3 of relief for the Astros en route to a World Series Game 3 Astros win — the first World Series win at home in franchise history.
And give credit where it’s due to Astros’ manager A.J. Hinch: He stuck with Peacock and it paid off in a big way.
Dodgers vs. Astros Game 3 results
12:06 a.m. END OF GAME: Brad Peacock gets Yasmani Grandal to fly out to right field, and Houston takes Game 3, 5-3.
12:00 a.m.: Peacock gets Utley to ground out weakly back to the mound, one out away from a Game 3 victory.
11:59 p.m.: Peacock gets Puig swinging for the first out in the ninth.
11:55 p.m. END BOTTOM 8: Stripling works through the home half of the frame, narrowly avoiding a line drive back up the middle. Last licks for the boys in blue coming up, Houston leads 5-3.
11:45 p.m. END TOP 8: Brad Peacock gets Bellinger swinging after a long at-bat. That’s the Golden Sombrero for Bellinger tonight.
11:43 p.m.: Brad Peacock in a pretty long battle with Cody Bellinger. Full count.
11:35 p.m. END 7: George Springer almost hits one out, instead Chris Taylor makes catch a few steps in front of the wall in center. Big bat flip from Springer, too.
11:29 p.m.: Bases loaded, two outs here for the Astros. Ross Stripling coming in for the Dodgers now with Springer at the dish.
11:24 p.m.: Oooooohhh Cody Bellinger with a super slick diving catch off a Josh Reddick bunt attempt.
11:19 p.m.: Yuli Gurriel leads off the bottom of the seventh with a towering double to left field, off the wall.
11:14 p.m. END TOP 7: Brad Peacock works around the two-out walk to Ethier, getting Chris Taylor to ground out to first.
11:11 p.m.: Andre Ethier makes a wish and it comes true, working a two-out walk off Brad Peacock.
11:00 p.m. END 6: Elementary, my dear Watson. Tony Watson works into and out of a jam to go to the top of the seventh.
10:55 p.m.: Springer gets on after a bad throw from Justin Turner. That’s an E5.
10:47 p.m. END TOP 6: After the run scores, pinch hitter Chase Utley pops up in foul territory to Alex Bregman. To the home half!
10:45 p.m. LOS ANGELES SCORING PLAY: A ball splits the wickets of McCann, Turner scored. 5-3 Houston.
10:42 p.m. LOS ANGELES SCORING PLAY: Yasiel Puig with a ground out to the right side to bring home Seager. 5-2 Houston in the sixth.
10:40 p.m.: After getting Bellinger to strike out, Brad Peacock in the game. Great work tonight from McCullers, had his A stuff working.
10:37 p.m.: Justin Turner doubles to left, moves Corey Seager to third. No outs, and this is a big spot in the game — and the Series — for Cody Bellinger.
10:28 p.m. END 5: Watson escapes further damage, striking out Mawin Gonzalez to end the inning.
10:26 p.m. HOUSTON SCORING PLAY: Evan Gattis with a weak infield grounder, Tony Watson delivers a lawn dart for an E5. Reddick scores, 5-1 Houston.
10:17: Kenta Maeda is pulled from the game with 40-plus pitches and hasn’t allowed a run. Good work from Maeda to keep the game close.
10:14 p.m END TOP 5: George Spring with a pretty diving catch in center to end the threat.
10:12 p.m.: Joc Pederson stretches a single into a double with one out.
10:04 p.m. END 4: Maeda puts together another scoreless frame and now we’re heading to the fifth. Feels like the Dodgers are going to inch back in this.
10:01 p.m.: McCann on first following a little flare to short left. One out for the Astros, Bregman up.
9:52 p.m. END TOP 4: Puig your out baserunner: Hesistated trying to get to second on a play that got by Alex Bregman, and kicked Altuve in the face on the slide. Forsythe flys out to right to end the Dodger half.
9:44 p.m. END 3: Kenta Maeda works around the two-out walk to send the game to the fourth stanza.
9:42 p.m.: Kenta Maeda issues a two-out walk to Evan Gattis. Let’s check back to see how that ends up.
9:32 p.m. END TOP 3: McCullers gets Justin Turner to ground out to Correa. After all that, Houston escapes largely unscathed.
9:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES SCORING PLAY: Corey Seager grounds into a double play, a run scores. 4-1 Houston.
9:28 p.m.: McCullers has walked the bases loaded, as Chris Taylor puts in a hell of an at-bat. Peacock warming in the pen. Nobody out for the Dodgers.
9:15 p.m. END 2: Kenta Maeda gets out of the inning with a fly out. 4-0 Astros heading to the third.
9:12 p.m.: And Yu Darvish is knocked out of the game in the second inning. In comes Kenta Maeda. Darvish didn’t have it tonight, at all.
9:09 p.m. HOUSTON SCORING PLAY: Alex Bregman hits a liner to center for a sac fly, Marwin Gonzalez scores. 4-0 Houston.
9:06 p.m. HOUSTON SCORING PLAY: Brian McCann with a solid single to right field, Evan Gattis scores. 3-0 Houston.
9:02 p.m. HOUSTON SCORING PLAY: Marwin Gonzalez hits a ball off the left field wall, Reddick scores from second. 2-0 Houston.
8:58 p.m.: Darvish in trouble. Gives up a double to Josh Reddick and then walks Evan Gattis. Nobody out.
8:53 p.m. HOUSTON SCORING PLAY: Yuli Gurriel sends a line-drive dinger to left to put the Astros on the board. Rocket shot. 1-0 Houston.
8:48 p.m. END TOP 2: McCullers leaves Logan Forsythe stranded as he works another scoreless frame. We head to the bottom half of the second.
8:40 p.m. END 1: Darvish works around the Springer double and retires the next three Astros in order.
8:30 p.m.: George Springer with a lead-off double. Darvish missing his spots early.
8:27 p.m. END TOP 1: Justin Turner flys out to deep right center to end the away half of the first. Up come the home guys.
8:21 p.m.: And we’re already a minute late with the delivery of the first pitch of the game. But we’re underway!
8:04 p.m.: Welcome to SN’s live coverage of World Series Game 3! I’m Joe Rivera, and I will be your party host in what should be a bonkers Game 3 live from Houston. You can follow me @JoeRiveraSN. Our man on the site is none other than SN’s Ryan Fagan, and you can follow him for live updates @RyanFagan.
Dodgers vs. Astros Game 3 preview
The 2017 World Series moves to Houston for Game 3 with the Dodgers and Astros tied at one game apiece after a crazy, thrilling Game 2 back in Los Angeles. If you missed that game for some reason (seriously, what’s wrong with you?!), you can get caught up here, blow by blow.
Game 3 will feature another strong pitching matchup, as Yu Darvish toes the rubber for the Dodgers and Lance McCullers Jr. goes for the Astros. Some relevant World Series trivia: The winner of Game 3 has gone on to win the series about 64 percent of the time. But since 2013, the Game 3 winner has gone on to lose. Take that however you want, Dodgers and Astros fans.
Speaking of Game 3s, check out this list of the 12 most memorable ones from the past 50 years. Game 3 doesn’t usually get much love, but maybe it should.
One thing to watch in this Game 3: Will the Astros’ offense pick up where it left off late in Game 2, or will it revert to its semi-anemic state from Game 1 and the early innings of Game 2?
Another thing to watch: How the Dodgers adjust to Minute Maid Park, which has been a tough place for visitors during this postseason and has truly provided a home-field advantage for Houston.
In case you missed it, the Astros’ Jose Altuve was named Sporting News MLB Player of the Year for a second straight season in a vote of 232 MLB players. The vote wasn’t close, in case you’re wondering. Speaking of Altuve, he picked it up in Game 2 after being mostly a non-factor during the first game, so it’ll be interesting to see what Game 3 holds for him. For as Altuve goes, so likely go the Astros.