Rain in Philadelphia has forced the postponement of Game 3 of the World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros. The game was originally scheduled for Monday night. The game will now be played on Tuesday.
The rest of the World Series was delayed by Monday’s postponement. Games 3, 4, and 5 will now be played in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Friday will now be an off-day, while Games 6 and 7 will if needed, be held in Houston on Saturday or Sunday.
After the Astros won 5-2 on Saturday, the best-of-7 series is tied at one game each. Houston scored three runs in the first game against Zack Wheeler, a Phillies starter. Wheeler pitched five innings and gave up five runs, four of which were earned.
Alex Bregman, Astros third baseman, hit a two-run homer to center field in the fifth to tie the game.
After being down 5-0, Game 1 saw the Phillies win with a 6-5 victory Friday. J.T. homered for the Phillies. Realmuto scored in the top 10th inning to win the Phillies, much to the delight of a cheering home crowd at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. Houston failed to score with runners on the second and third bases to end the game.
In their fourth World Series appearance in six years, the Astros won 106 regular-season games. The Astros won the American League Championship Series against the Yankees and also beat the Mariners in Divisional Series.
The Phillies are competing for their third World Series title. Their last victory was in 2008.