The Atlanta Braves may not need to book another flight to Houston. The Astros are hoping to live to fight another day and force a return trip to the Lone Star State.
The stakes are as high as possible for Game 5 between the Astros and Braves on Sunday night. A win for Atlanta and the World Series title will belong to the Braves for the first time since 1995. A win for the Astros and Game 6 will be on Tuesday.
Game 5: Houston Astros (-115, 8.5) at Atlanta Braves
We already know that the Astros will throw Game 1 starter Framber Valdez. The Braves will make a decision during the day on Sunday as far as who will start. This was supposed to be the spot for almost 38-year-old Charlie Morton, but he was hit by a comebacker in Game 1 and suffered a fractured fibula.
Dylan Lee got the call in Game 4 and gave up a hit and two walks before Kyle Wright came in and put out the fire with just one run allowed. Wright’s 4.2 innings were huge for the Braves and he was able to turn it over to the bullpen, as four relievers combined for four scoreless innings. Houston has not scored off the Atlanta bullpen in the last two games and only has one run in the last three games against the relief corps.