16 years after his debut in the Fall Classicthe right-handed veteran was able to end a negative mark that dragged on in his career.
Houston Astros is one victory away from winning the baseball world series after five seasons, after winning the fifth game against Philadelphia Phillieswith a brilliant Justin Verlander as figure.
After the multiple doubts that it generated after the first meeting of the definition in Major League Baseball (MLB)where he allowed six hits, five runs, two home runs and two walks, in Pennsylvania he did his thing.
During the five innings he was present at the Citizens Bank ParkVerlander allowed a home runof Kyle Schwarberand four hits, barely scored a run and had six strikeoutskeys to the final victory of the Astros over the Phillies 3-2.
Verlander ends losing streak in World Series
In this way, and thanks to the 94 pitches he made in this game, the 39-year-old pitcher managed the first victory of his career in the Fall Classicafter 16 years in the Major Leagues.
It was in 2006 that, playing for Detroit TigersVerlander played his first game in the World Series, He has played nine games in the MLB definitionwhere was eight straight lossesa streak that ended in the Astros’ victory over the Phillies in Game 5.