2021 World Series: Game 4 Recap
The Atlanta Braves silenced the bats of the Houston Astros to steal Game 3 of the 2021 World Series, but the Astros came out hot in Game 4 as they looked to even the series.
By Zach Smith
The Astros were aggressive right away. Carlos Correa, who went 0-3 in Game 3, drove in the first run of the game as Jose Altuve scored on a fielder's choice to give Houston a 1-0 lead.
Zack Greinke started for Houston, and he became the first pitcher to get a hit in the World Series since 2016. Houston almost scored again, but a diving catch by Austin Riley saved the 2nd inning.
Atlanta had to go to their bullpen to start the game. Dylan Lee was pulled in the middle of the 1st inning, but Kyle Wright held down the fort in the 2nd and 3rd...until Jose Altuve came to the plate.
Altuve hit a 434 foot moonshot to center field in the top of the 4th inning to extend their lead to 2-0. The Astros second baseman is now 2nd all-time in postseason home runs with 23.
Atlanta’s bats finally showed up in the bottom of the 6th. Eddie Rosario cranked a double down the left field line, and he scored on a single from Austin Riley to make it a 2-1 game.
The Braves took over in the 7th. Dansby Swanson hit a solo shot to tie the game 2-2. The next at bat, Jorge Soler hit a line drive home run to left field to take a 3-2 lead.
Luke Jackson came in to pitch for the Braves in the 8th, and a difficult running catch by Eddie Rosario in left field helped Atlanta escape the inning with the lead intact.
The Braves sent out Will Smith to close it out in the 9th inning, and he delivered a swift 1-2-3 inning to give Atlanta a 3-1 lead in the series.
Atlanta has a chance to close out the series in Game 5 on Sunday night. The Astros used six different pitchers in Game 4, so they will need all hands on deck as they aim to come back