The Houston Astros face the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday in Game 4 of the 2022 World Series, exclusively on FOX and the FOX Sports app.
Here are the top plays from Game 4:
Astros vs. Phillies (PHI leads series 2-1)
Unlike the previous two games, neither team got on the board in the first inning. Only Yordan Alvarez arrived safely after singing.
Aaron Nola comes out of the jam
The Phillies starting pitcher allowed two of the first three batters to reach base in the top of the second inning. With runners on the corners and one out, Nola struck out Aledmys Diaz and Chas McCormick to end the inning.
Houston has gone 14 straight without scoring a run.
We are scoreless after three innings in Philadelphia. Nola and Astros starting pitcher Cristian Javier each struck out four batters, with the former giving up two hits and the latter surrendering two walks.
Additionally, Nola threw 47 pitches in the third inning, while Javier threw 50 pitches.
Nola overcomes another jam
The Astros had runners on first and second in the top of the fourth after a pair of one-out singles. Nola then induced a first pitch from Diaz to end the inning.
Javier is busy
Javier struck out the side in the bottom of the fourth, getting JT Realmuto, Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos to whiff on the triple. The right-hander struck out seven through four innings.
Astros force pitching change
Houston’s first three batters came in the top of the fifth, prompting manager Rob Thompson to remove Nola from the game in favor of Jose Alvarado. Nola gave up seven hits while striking out four batters in four innings.
Houston breaks the ice
Alvarado struck out Jordan Alvarez on the first pitch he threw, walking in a run to give Houston a 1-0 lead.
Astros woke up
The next player, Alex Bregman, lined a two-run double to right, giving the Astros a 3-0 lead with runners on second and third. Kyle Tucker then hit a sacrifice fly, giving the Astros a 4-0 lead.
They get another run
The Astros broke it open in the fifth as Yuli Gurriel hit a single to left field for Houston’s fifth run of the inning.
Javier is in a groove
The Astros right-hander struck out two more batters in the bottom of the fifth, giving him nine for the game. Additionally, Javier has not surrendered a hit in five innings.
Javier pulled after a no-hitter for six
Manager Dusty Baker removed Javier from the game after the sixth inning in favor of Brian Abreu. Javier didn’t give up a hit in six innings and struck out a total of nine batters while throwing 97 pitches.
Stay tuned for updates.
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