HOUSTON (AP) — J.T. Realmuto homered in the 10th inning and the Philadelphia Phillies, saved by right fielder Nick Castellanos’ sliding catch, rallied past the Houston Astros 6-5 in the World Series opener.
Down 5-0 early against Astros ace Justin Verlander, Philadelphia became the first team in 20 years to overcome a five-run deficit to win a World Series game.
Castellanso had a web gem
Known more for his bat than glove, Castellanso rushed in to make a terrific grab on Jeremy Peña’s blooper with two outs in the ninth inning and a runner on second. Realmuto, who hit a tying, two-run double in the fifth off Verlander, completed the comeback when he led off the 10th with a homer off Luis García.
Kyle Tucker homered twice for the Astros, who had been 7-0 in this postseason.